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Connecting to Department Site with Filezilla

FileZilla is a free, feature-rich, cross-platform graphical FTP (File Transfer Protocol), FTPS and SFTP client supporting Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and more. If you prefer to use some other FTP client, it must support SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol).

Connecting to Department Site

  1. With Filezilla open, open the Site Manager by clicking on the computer icon in the top-left corner.Site Manager Icon
  2. A window will appear. Click on New Site.New Site Button
  3. An entry labeled New Site will be created, this can be renamed to something more memorable, such as the name of your department.Rename New Site
  4. Under the General tab in the site details, enter the following:
    • Host:

      The name of the host will vary depending upon the location of your website. Please contact IT Support to confirm the host server of your department's website.
    • Protocol: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
    • Logon Type: Normal
    • User: Your NetID username
    • Password: Your NetID passwordGeneral Tab Settings
  5. Under the Advanced tab change the Default remote directory to /department (where "department" is the part of your website address after Tab Settings
  6. Clicking on Connect will now connect you to your department's website files. If this is your first time connecting, this directory will be empty.

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