Sometimes you might find yourself needing to transfer large files such as full website designs. Often these files are so large that email services can’t or won’t allow you to send them through their services.
One option for large file transfer is to use FTP or file transfer protocol services. This is a way to move files between computers. And it’s a relatively easy process if you have the right tools. One of these FTP tools is called Filezilla.
Filezilla is a program that is free to download and use. As an Open Source program it comes with great development and support from the Open Source community. The program, even though it is a free download, does not come with any malware or software.
How easy is Filezilla to use? Well let’s take a look:
-Download and install File zilla.
-Launch the application, at which time a large window will open. There will be several smaller windows contained within the main one. The top one is the area that will show Filezilla’s working status.
-On the left is a window with the contents of your computer.
-Contact your web host for the FTP information you will need including password and username. Go to the File menu and choose the Site Manage option. This will open a new window. Enter the site name. Click the General Tab entry. This is where you will enter the FTP domain information and FTP type.
-Then enter your user name and password credentials and simply click connect. In the top window you will see the connection process in action.
-You will then see folders appear in the right-hand panel.
-Simply drag the files you want to transfer from your computer to the window on the remote computer and the transfer will begin.
You can also transfer files from the remote computer in the same manner.