How Do I Upload Files to My Web Host Using Filezilla?

I remember when I got my first hosting account (a service you pay for, which stores the files which make up your website and serves them to your visitors), and I was at a loss what to do next. I had some files I’d created, the beginnings of a website, but it was confusing to me how to get these files onto my host account, so my site would be live. I needed help, couldn’t understand the tutorials on the host I was using, used words and terms I was unfamiliar with. I was still learning that url meant the line of stuff starting with http that when people click on it, it takes them to that page.

My son, Tim Caswell, helped a lot. He showed me several ways to upload files to my webhost. My favorite way to upload files, especially if large or folders of files such as wordpress, was through a free FTP program call Filezilla. If you’d like your own free copy, click on the link below. Filezilla is open source, where many programmers work together making it better for all. I use IX Web Hosting, if you are using someone else, the files may be organized a little differently.

I realize not all have a gifted son nearby who can show what to do, so I made a quick tutorial using Jing.

Downloading and installing Filezilla

Starting and Using Filezilla

Uploading files to your webshost using Filezilla

Deleting Files Using Filezilla

Filezilla’s Help Pages

Note: If you purchase Filezilla’s Help Pages“>IX WebHosting through my link, they do send me some commission. You are free to use any webhost you wish. If you don’t have a webhost and decide to use IX, I’d appreciate you purchasing from my link to help support the blog.

Must Have Programs for My Laptop

I’ll add to this list as I reload programs as I use them. This helps me anytime I set up a new computer. You are welcome to use any of these programs if they fill your needs. I advise making your own list as each of us have our own favorites.

  • Firefox is a browser just like IE or Internet Explorer which comes standard on most computers. I, like many prefer Firefox. I do have both on my computer. Some websites such as maybe your bank work only in IE. Other websites work best in Firefox. Once I download and install firefox, I add extentions. Here are some that I use most often, although there are many other cool ones out there: