Here’s how you can upload files through Filezilla:

1. Click the “File” menu followed by the “Site Manager” item on that menu. A dialog box will appear.

2. Click the “New Site” button on that dialog box. This creates a new item under “My FTP Sites” called “New FTP site”. Rename “New FTP site” to the name of your site if you wish. By default, the keyboard cursor would have been placed in the name portion of “New FTP 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 cryptic “New FTP site”.

3. Under the tab “General”, enter the name of your FTP server in the “Host” input box. For example, if your web host told you that your FTP hostname is “ftp.example.com”, enter “ftp.example.com” into the space provided.

Leave the “Port” and the “Servertype” entry boxes alone. Use your mouse and select “Normal” from the drop down list box for “Logon type”. This will enable the “User” and “Password” boxes for the next step.

4. Enter your user id or your login name (or whatever your web host calls it) into the “User” input box. Likewise, enter your password into the “Password” input box. Note that this information is automatically saved onto your computer and will be re-used the next time you run FileZilla, so you do not have to re-enter them again. (It also means that you should not use FileZilla in this way on computers that others may have access to, such as those found in an Internet cafe or a public library.)

5. Click the “Connect” button. FileZilla will proceed to log you into your server. If it is successful, you will see a directory listing of your website’s hosting account in the right hand side of the FileZilla window. The left hand side of the FileZilla window shows the directories and files on your own computer.

If your web host told you to only upload in a specific subdirectory on the web server, such as in the “www” or “public_html” directory, change to that directory by double-clicking its name in the folder portion of the right window pane (the “Remote Site” window pane). FileZilla will open that folder and show you its contents in the files portion of the Remote Site window panel.

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