How to Use the FileZilla SFTP Client

How to Use the FileZilla SFTP Client


The FileZilla SFTP client can be downloaded for both macOS and Windows from

To use FileZilla, download and install it from the site listed above as you would any other software for your Mac or PC.

Connecting to Your Server

To connect to your app, complete the following fields at the top of the FileZilla window:

  • Host: your server’s IP address
  • Username: your app’s system user
  • Password: your system user’s password
  • Port: 22

Then, click Quickconnect.

Be sure to enter port 22 for the port as we only support secure SSH/SFTP.

Now, you can move files from your local machine (on the left) to your server (on the right).

FileZilla will not allow you to expand archive files (.zip.tar.gz, etc.) on your server. To use this handy feature, contact FileZilla support or use another SFTP client, such as Cyberduck.