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Uploading Your Files with an FTP client (Filezilla)

This article provides the detailed information on uploading files through an FTP client (FileZilla) by using the default port or the secured port.

You can use a free FTP client like 'FileZilla' to upload your files to your hosting account or to download from your hosting account to your desktop. You can use FTP through the default port (21) or the secured port (22) based on the server used by you. You should have this information from 'Batoi Support' when you signup for your hosting service with Batoi.

Uploading Files through Port 21

Download the FTP application 'FileZilla' from 'https://filezilla-project.org//download.php'

Install the application in your local desktop or laptop.

Run the application by double-clicking the icon. After clicking the icon the 'FileZilla' dashboard will open as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1
Figure 1

Click the 'File' menu followed by the 'Site Manager' item on that menu as shown in Figure 1.

Click the 'New Site' button on that dialog box. This creates a new item under 'My Sites' called 'New site' . Rename 'New site' to the name of your site. By default, the cursor would have been placed in the name section of 'New site' allowing you to change the name immediately. If you have lost the cursor because you accidentally clicked somewhere else in the dialog box, you can get it back by simply clicking once on the name.
Note: This name can be anything you wish - it is not required for accessing your site. However, you can probably make your life easier if you change the name to that of your site rather than the 'New site' .

The new site details will appear in the right side of the popup screen as shown in Figure 2. Enter the name of your FTP server in the 'Host' , enter the 'Port' as '21' , select the protocol as 'FTP - File Transfer Protocol' from the 'Protocol' drop-menu as shown in Figure 2.

Now choose 'Use plain FTP' from the 'Encryption' drop-menu as shown in Figure 2.

Then choose the 'Logon Type' as 'Normal' from the drop-menu as shown in Figure 2.

Then enter the 'Username' and 'Password' details in their respective textboxes and click the button 'Connect' and 'FileZilla' will connect to the webserver as shown in Figure 2.
Note: The 'Username' and 'Password' to log into FTP account shall be provided to you by 'Batoi Support' after you sign up for hosting services at Batoi. If you do not have the correct login credentials, please contact 'Batoi Support' via phone or create a support ticket for help.

Figure 2
Figure 2

Once connected, you shall see two panes: the left one shows the files on your computer (local site), and the right one shows the files currently on the web server.

Here in the web server side you can find a folder called 'public_html' as shown in Figure 3. This is your web server's root folder. You can double click the folder and can start creating your file structure there.

Figure 3
Figure 3

Using the pane on the right, browse to the folder to which you want to upload your files. Then choose any file from your local folder and right click on the particular folder or file that you want to upload to web server as shown in Figure 4. By right clicking the particular folder or file you can see the 'Upload' link and by clicking that link the file or folder will get uploaded to the selected folder on the web server location instantly.

Figure 4
Figure 4

As 'FileZilla' proceeds to upload your file to your site, you should be able to see the upload progress in the bottommost window pane in 'FileZilla' . When the upload is completed, you can disconnect. Do this by clicking the 'Server' menu followed by the 'Disconnect' item.

Uploading Files through Port 22 (secured FTP)

'Follow the steps below to set-up secureFTP (sFTP) on FileZilla.'

Download the FTP application 'FileZilla' from 'https://filezilla-project.org//download.php'

Install the application in your local desktop or laptop.

Run the application by double-clicking the icon. After clicking the icon the 'FileZilla' dashboard will open as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5
Figure 5

Click the 'File' menu followed by the 'Site Manager' item on that menu as shown in Figure 5.

Click the 'New Site' button on that dialog box. This creates a new item under 'My Sites' called 'New site' . Rename 'New site' to the name of your site if you wish. By default, the cursor would have been placed in the name section of 'New site' allowing you to change the name immediately. If you have lost the cursor because you accidentally clicked somewhere else in the dialog box, you can get it back by simply clicking once on the name. Note that this name can be anything you wish - it is not required for accessing your site. However, you will probably make your life easier if you change the name to that of your site rather than the 'New site' .

The new site details will appear in the right side of the popup screen as shown in Figure 6. Enter the name of your FTP server in the 'Host' , enter the 'Port' as '22' , select 'SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol' from the 'Protocol' drop-menu as shown in Figure 6.
Note: When you select the protocol type as 'SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol' , the 'Encryption' drop-menu will get deactivated.

Then choose the 'Logon Type' as 'Normal' from the drop-menu as shown in Figure 6.

Then enter the 'Username' and 'Password' details in their respective textboxes and click the button 'Connect' and 'FileZilla' will connect to the webserver as shown in Figure 6.
Note: The 'Username' and 'Password' to log into FTP account shall be provided to you by 'Batoi Support' after you sign up for hosting services at Batoi. If you do not have the correct login credentials, please contact 'Batoi Support' via phone or create a support ticket for help.

Figure 6
Figure 6

Once connected, you shall see two panes: the left one shows the files on your computer (Local site), and the right one shows the files currently on the web server.

Here in the web server side you can find a folder called 'public_html' as shown in Figure 7. This is your web server's root folder. You can double click the folder and can start creating your file structure there.

Figure 7
Figure 7

Using the pane on the right, browse to the folder to which you want to upload your files. Then choose any file from your local folder and right click on the particular folder or file that you want to upload to web server as shown in Figure 8. By right clicking the particular folder or file you can see the 'Upload' link and by clicking that link the file or folder will get upoloaded to the selected folder on the web server location instantly.

Figure 8
Figure 8

As 'FileZilla' proceeds to upload your file to your site, you should be able to see the upload progress in the bottommost window pane in FileZilla. When the upload has completed, you can disconnect from your website. Do this by clicking the 'Server' menu followed by the 'Disconnect' item.

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