Transferring files to a Linux server by using FileZilla

15 October 2015, Thursday 0 Comments

FileZilla is a GUI-based file manager for Windows that allows you to upload and transfer files to a remote computer using the SFTP and FTP protocols. FileZilla allows you to drag and drop files from your Windows machine to your Linux instance or synchronize entire directory structures between the two systems.

  1. Download and install FileZilla. For most users, the default installation options are OK.

  2. Start FileZilla and navigate to Edit > Settings > Connection > SFTP.

  3. If your server allows to connect with an SSH Key:
    Download .pem file on
    Servers > Manage > SSH/RDP Remote access info > Download SSH key pair

    Click "Add keyfile..." on FileZilla
    Browse to the location of your .pem file and select it.
    A message box will appear asking your permission to convert the file into a supported format. Click Yes, then give the file a name and store it somewhere safe.
    If the new file is shown in the list of Keyfiles, then continue to the next step. If not, then click "Add keyfile..." and select the converted file.

  4. File > Site Manager
    Add a new site wih the following paramerters:
    Host: 123.456.789.123
    Protocol: SFTP
    Logon Type: Normal
    User: username

  5. Connect to the new server

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