FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client is a must have software for most of the web developers or webmaster. Web Masters using GNU/Linux based operating systems such as Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora etc often manages their web servers without any graphical or C-panel like interface, rather they use SSH (Secure Shell). FTP comes in handy in both of the cases – it doesn’t only upload files to remote servers but can do a lot of other things such as Deleting a File, Changing File Permission, editing/saving file directly, in an easy way.
FileZilla – The Best FTP Client for Ubuntu
Filezilla is the most popular cross-platform FTP Client. It is a sophisticated FTP Client with simple and easy to use GUI. The program has been written in C++. The most useful features are –
- supports FTP, FTPS (FTP over TLS/SSL) and SSH (SFTP)
- IPv6 support
- available in 20+ language
- Drag and Drop
- Site Manager and Bookmarks
- Supports large files (4GB+) with resume option
- Multiple connections tabbed in one window
- Remote File editing
Refer to official site for all features.
How to install FileZilla on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 LTS
Open a terminal and type (or you could search in Software Center) –
sudo apt-get install filezilla
Now, you can open the FileZilla and you will get a window like this –
Adding a New Site/Host in FileZilla
Click on Site Manager Icon (Top Left corner) -> New site and add the FTP/SSH account details such as host name, port (leave it default/empty if you are not sure), FTP or sFTP (Recommended, because it is more secure, but it may be little slower).