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.