FileZilla is an open source software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, server binaries are available for Windows only. Both server and client support FTP and FTPS, while the client can, in addition, connect to SFTP servers.
FileZilla is a powerful and free software for transferring files over the Internet.
What is an SFTP server?
An SFTP server helps users with transferring files over secure file transfer protocols such as SSH File Transfer Protocol or FTP with SSL/TLS. The transfers can be achieved through server-to-server or client-to-server configurations. An SFTP server helps enterprises in sending confidential files securely over the internet or insecure networks.
An SFTP server needs an SSH client for communication. An SFTP server supports many actions on files such as file transfers comprised of multiple files, remote file management activities, creations of directories and deletions related to directories and directory listings.
We are going to tell you about how to connect an SFTP server with FileZilla.
How to connect an SFTP server with FileZilla?
You have to follow the following steps in order to connect an SFTP server with FileZilla.
- Open FileZilla.
- You have to enter the address of the server in the field “Host”, found in the Quickconnect bar.
- Then you have to enter your username. (Don’t include www.)
- After that enter your password.
- Enter the port number.
- Press Enter to connect to the server or click on Quickconnect.
- Click OK when you get a warning about an unknown host key.