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How do I connect to an SFTP server with FileZilla for File Transfer?

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Before you begin the task, make sure you have enabled SSH access in your Control Panel.

  1. Now Open FileZilla
  2. Enter the address of the server in the field Host that is located in the Quickconnect bar.
    • (sftp.example.com – make sure to enter sftp to connect securely via SFTP)
  3. Enter your username
    • (domain.com – keep it lowercase and do not add “www.” in the beginning)
  4. Enter your password
    • (the one you chose for SSH in your Control Panel)
  5. Enter the port number.
    • (port 22 for SFTP)
  6. Click on Quickconnect or simply press Enter to connect to the server.
  7. Click OK when you get a warning about an unknown host key.

Don’t forget to replace domain.com with your own domain name.

A screenshot for reference:

sftp

Related: Connect your hosting account via FTP

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