Accessing server data with FTP
In order to use FTP you need at least the L plan.
What is FTP
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) networks, such as the internet, may be used to communicate and transmit files using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Those who have been authorized access to the File Transmit Protocol server (also known as an FTP host/site) can receive and transfer files.
FTP is a means of quickly linking computers, known as "clients" and "servers," to permit the transmission of files from one to the other. When you think of servers, you probably think of web servers that store files for websites on the internet or file servers on your workplace network. FTP servers are similar to web servers, but they vary in that they store files for upload and download rather than files that can be accessed via browsers like web pages. Websites use HTTP/HTTPS rather than FTP, as discussed later in this text.
FTP servers make uploads and downloads easier. During uploads, files are sent from local PCs or servers to remote FTP servers. During downloads, files are moved from FTP servers to local servers or workstations. Local systems can be compared to letter senders and recipients in a metaphorical sense. FTP as a protocol is analogous to a mail truck that delivers letters. The FTP server can be compared to a post office or postal distribution facility. Assume Company A has to transfer a huge number of files to Company B. Company A will upload the files to an FTP server, and Company B will retrieve the data from the FTP server and transfer it to its own computer. How do computers locate the FTP servers they seek? Every FTP server has an address. The address may resemble a web address (beginning with ftp:/) or a series of integers representing an IP address. While some FTP servers do not require login credentials to obtain access, this is known as a "anonymous" connection, most FTP servers have security procedures in place that require a username and password.
Installing FTP client
1. Get the FileZilla FTP ClientInstaller file for your Windows operating system.
2. Double-click the FileZilla FTP Setup File to launch it. A security warning will appear. Read it and accept it, or press the Run button.
3. A License Agreement will be shown by the FileZilla FTP Client. Read it and agree to install the FileZilla Client on your computer.
4. Press the Next button until you see the Install button. After that, click on it.
5. The installation may take a few seconds, depending on your computer. When it's finished, click the Finish button.
Congratulations. You have successfully installed the FileZilla Client on your Windows operating system. You can now begin utilizing it.
Obtaining your FTP details
Go to your server's details page and look for FTP host, port and password.