Setting Up Your FTP Client

This page explains how to set up your FTP client to send and receive files via FTP.

Creating an Account in Your FTP Client

Most FTP clients are designed for access to multiple accounts and / or multiple FTP servers. So before you can access your files you will need to create a new account in the client. You will normally be asked for the following information

  • Server - This should be your domain, IP address or network computer name which resolves to the location of your FTP server.
  • Anonymous Login - If you want to access an anonymous account on the server this option usually allows you to skip entering any login details.
  • User Name - This must match the user name specified for the FTP user on the server.
  • Password - This must match the password specified for the FTP user on the server.
  • Use PASV Mode - PASV mode allows the server to open ports to accept a data connection for file transfers instead of the client. This is useful for FTP clients which are behind a firewall or router and are unable to accept data connections from the server.
  • SSL or TLS - If your client supports SSL or TLS, you can enable this to allow files to be sent and received securely. Please see Using SSL for more details.
  • Remote Port - The default FTP port is 21 and you should only change this value if you have changed the FTP Port on the server.

See Also: Using SSL.