By now you have probably installed FileZilla, the very powerful and free FTP file transfer utility. Once it is installed, it is time to start digging into its many features. We’ve collected a few tips that you may find to be useful.
You will find several other FileZilla tutorials on this site. We’ve covered issues such as installing FileZilla, using FileZilla, setting default directories and showing hidden files. In this post we will cover several other tips and tricks issues that you may not have figured out thus far.
If you have a specific question regarding how to do something with FileZilla, post your question as a comment below and if we have a solution we will include the answer on either this tips page or in a seperate tutorial.
Where do I find the FileZilla download page?
You can find the most current version at the SourceForge FileZilla download page. If you don’t know which version to select, check out the link to our FileZilla installation page listed above.
How do I set chmod file and directory permissions with FileZilla?
First, you need to understand that chmod is a Unix and Linux command to set file permissions. It won’t work if your web site is on a Microsoft server. Permission are set to control access to files and directories. Be careful how you set permissions because incorrect permissions can open up security issues with your web site. If you need to set permissions for a file or directory, you probably are following instructions that tell you which permissions need to be set. Don’t get creative and make it too easy for someone to break into your site. 😀
- open the connection to your web site
- find the file or directory that you want to change permissions for in the window on the right side of FileZilla
- Right click on the file or directory and select “File attributes …”
- click on the appropriate boxes to change the permissions