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.
We are going to show you how to install and configure FileZilla on Mac OS.
How to install and configure FileZilla on Mac OS?
- First of all, you have to download the setup of Filezilla from their official website. You have download the file made for the processor in your Mac.
- Installation isn’t going to start automatically, find the FileZilla_(version number)_tar.bz2 file on your Mac and double-click on it.
- Going through the installation instructions, you are going to be asked to agree to FileZilla’s general public license, then select options and a location for your FileZilla files.
- When you have completed the last step, click the “Install” button to install FileZilla on your computer. When you are done with the installation click on the “Close” button.
You have to use the following login details for connecting to your main FTP account.
- FTP server name: enter your domain name here or the name of the hosting server where your account resides.
- FTP username: your cPanel username
- FTP password: your cPanel password
- mode: passive
When you are done with entering your settings, you have to click the “Quickconnect” button in your FileZilla toolbar in order to connect to your account.
When you connect successfully, you are going to see note in the status area at the top of your screen indicating that you are connected.
The files and folders on your own computer will appear in the “Local Site” pane on the left side of your screen. Your Web Hosting account files and folders will appear in the “Remote Site” pane on the right.
You will be now able to transfer files and folders between your local computer and your hosting account.