How to use SFTP using Filezilla on your Managed WordPress Server?
Posted by RAJU K, Last modified by RAJU K on 10 September 2016 01:50 AM

How to use SFTP using Filezilla on your Managed Wordpress Server

In this article, you are going to learn how to connect your server using popular SFTP client FileZilla.

FileZilla provides a user-friendly graphical interface that can securely transfer files from your local PC to your server and vice versa.

Let’s see how you can transfer files with FastWebHost servers.


What is SFTP?

As you are aware, FTP is very popular File Transfer Protocol used for transferring files between computers.

SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol, works over a secured connection similar to SSH.

SFTP is more secure and tends to be more reliable than FTP, so it is the recommended option when you deal with FastWebHost servers.


Which SFTP Client?

FileZilla is a free, open source FTP/SFTP client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It supports both FTP and SFTP (Secure), and can be used with all FastWebHost services.

You need to download a copy of Filezilla from the below URL


Please follow the installation steps which helps you to use SFTP to transfer your files.


Basic requirements you require before you start are

  1. Server name: or your server IP address

  2. Username: Your SFTP username.

  3. Password: Your SFTP password.

  4. Port Number

Instructions to use SFTP

Open SFTP client and that would look similar to the below image. So, get ready with requirements mentioned above.

1. Click on File  and to SiteManager. It opens a new window like below image.

 SFTP Site Manager

2. Click on New Site


SFTP new site

3. Now all options on the right side tab will be enabled and it allows you to update your server login details.

 SFTP Site Settings

  • Host: Server IP address

  • Port: 22

  • Protocol: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol

  • Encryption: SFTP

  • Logon Type: Select Normal

  • User: domain user

  • Password: Your SFTP password.


4. Click connect to access your WordPress files on the server.

Hope this tutorial helped you access your files using Filezilla client.


We're here 24/7 and happy to help you in case if you have issues with SFTP. Please open a helpdesk ticket for faster support.


Note: This article is provided as a courtesy to our clients which helps you to install, configure and transfer your files to your server. Installing,

configuring, and troubleshooting third-party applications is outside the scope of support provided by (FWH) FastWebHost.


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