File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard method for transferring files to and from local and remote computers. While the protocol has been around for many years, it remains a flexible and popular choice due to its ability to queue and transfer large batches of files, support paused and resumed transfers, limit transfer rates, and more. FTP transfers are natively supported in many web browsers even though you’ll also find dedicated FTP client applications available for all major operating systems.
Download and install an FTP client
To find out more about selecting and installing an FTP client application for your computer, read this article: Downloading and using FTP software programs. Examples in this guide will use Filezilla for Windows, but the steps will be similar for other clients and operating systems.
Locate your FTP access credentials
FTP access to your Nuagerie server is secured with a user name and password. Your FTP client will need to be configured with these credentials before you will be able to access the server.
- Log in to your Nuagerie Client Area and select My cPanel from the top navigation bar.
- Under Files, click the FTP Accounts icon.
- Scroll down the page to the FTP Accounts section.
- Notice that one or more FTP accounts may have been preconfigured for you, when your account was commissioned. You can use these accounts to access your server, or alternatively, scroll up the page to create a new FTP account.
- To learn more about configuring additional FTP accounts, read this article: How to create and access additional FTP accounts
- Once created, click Configure FTP Client to display your FTP account credentials.
Log in to your server using FTP
Open your FTP client application and open a new connection. In Filezilla, select File > Site Manager to open a panel in which you can enter your FTP account details.
Hostname/Server Name – this is your domain name, with an ftp prefix (for example, mydomain.com). User – enter your FTP user account name. Password – enter your FTP account password. Port – the port number used for FTP connections to the server. Typically, port 21 or 22 is used. Logon Type – if requested, set this to Normal, rather than Anonymous.
Upload files using FTP
Once logged in to the FTP server, you’ll see two panes on the screen. The left pane displays the files and folders stored on your local computer, while the right pane displays the contents of the remote computer.
In the left pane, navigate and select the files and folders you wish to upload to the server. Most FTP clients allow you to simply drag and drop files from one pane to the other to initiate an upload. Alternatively, highlight the files, right-click and select Upload.
Your files will now be queued for uploading to the server.