Below we have listed some of the most common FTP Clients with instructions on how to connect to view files with them.

With FTP, there are multiple ways to securely connect, sFTP and FTPS. FTPS is FTP with SSL for security. Due to it using SSL, the server requires a certificate which we have installed. SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol/Secure File Transfer Protocol) was designed as an extension of SSH to provide file transfer capability, so it usually uses only the SSH port for both data and control. On our servers, this limits you to only being able to connect using the main username on your account.


This tutorial assumes you already have FileZilla running on your computer, but not connected to a remote server.

Note: FileZilla developers have recently changed the functionality of the “Quickconnect” feature within the program. By default this feature is now forcing all connections  to use the FTPS protocol in its attempt to connect. Please follow the instructions below to add your website FTP details to the Site Manager within FileZilla, which will allow you to regain access to your website files via FTP.

Now let’s learn how to configure a website in FileZilla.

Step 1: Open a FileZilla FTP Manager.

Step 2: Select the File Menu.

Step 3: Then Select Site Manager.

Step 4: Click New Folder