How to FTP using secure SFTP using FileZilla

What is SFTP ?

SFTP, or secure FTP, is a program that uses SSH to transfer files. Unlike standard FTP, it encrypts both commands and data, preventing passwords and sensitive information from being transmitted in the clear over the network. It is functionally similar to FTP, but because it uses a different protocol, you can't use a standard FTP client to talk to an SFTP server, nor can you connect to an FTP server with a client that supports only SFTP.

Where to download FileZilla ?

Please logon to http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client

How to connect using FileZilla?

Step 1: Click the File and click Site Manager
Step 2: Click "New Site" and give it a name for example your domain name
Step 3: Enter your hostname for example ftp.yourdomain.com or you may enter IP address
Step 4: Enter port 22
Step 5: On Server Type please select SFTP
Step 6: Select Normal on Logon Type
Step 7: Enter username and password
Step 8: Click Connect

 

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