FileZilla is an open source software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, server binaries are available for Windows only. Both server and client support FTP and FTPS, while the client can, in addition, connect to SFTP servers.
How to install and configure FileZilla on Mac OS?
- First of all, you have to download the setup of Filezilla from their official website. You have download the file made for the processor in your Mac.
- Installation isn’t going to start automatically, find the FileZilla_(version number)_tar.bz2 file on your Mac and double-click on it.
- Going through the installation instructions, you are going to be asked to agree to FileZilla’s general public license, then select options and a location for your FileZilla files.
- When you have completed the last step, click the “Install” button to install FileZilla on your computer. When you are done with the installation click on the “Close” button.
When you are done with entering your settings, you have to click the “Quickconnect” button in your FileZilla toolbar in order to connect to your account.
When you connect successfully, you are going to see note in the status area at the top of your screen indicating that you are connected.
The files and folders on your own computer will appear in the “Local Site” pane on the left side of your screen. Your Web Hosting account files and folders will appear in the “Remote Site” pane on the right.
You will be now able to transfer files and folders between your local computer and your hosting account.
FileZilla is a cross-platform graphical FTP, SFTP, and FTPS file management tool for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and more. With tons of intuitive tools, FileZilla helps you quickly move files between your computer and Web server. If you plan to use FileZilla regularly, you might like the advanced features like manual configuration and speed limit monitoring. While FTP may seem outdated, it’s actually a very reliable way to transfer large files or groups of files to your Web server. And, with FileZilla, you can deploy multiple simultaneous connections to speed up file transfers. Overall, FileZilla has everything you need to support your FTP needs including a documentation wiki and a forum.