In this guide, we learn the process of connecting with FTPS using FileZilla and provide helpful tips for ensuring a successful connection.

Download FileZilla

First, you'll need to download the latest version of FileZilla and install it on your system.


To connect with FTPS using FileZilla:

Open FileZilla

Site Manager

Click on the “File” tab when it is installed.

Select “Site Manager

Select “Site Manager” from the drop-down menu. Now, a pop-up window will appear with an option to add a new site or edit existing site details.

Enter FTP Details

Site Manager FTP

Enter the FTP server address in the Host field (example:

Next, enter your username and password for login and then click on the "Connect" button at the bottom right corner of this window.

If all goes well, you should see a successful connection message in the lower-left corner. Now, you can start transferring files from your local computer to the remote server through an FTP connection.

If you experience difficulty and cannot connect with FTPS, a few steps should help troubleshoot the issue...


  1. First, ensure your user credentials (username and password) are accurate and up-to-date.
  2. Check whether the port numbers provided by your web host are correct – most of them will use port 21 as the default for FTP connection.
  3. Some hosts may require you to “allow all” when it comes to security settings; be sure to double-check this before attempting to connect again.
  4. Be sure to check the firewall settings on your system. If it is enabled, make sure that port 21 (or any other specified by your host) is free for FTP connections.
  5. With FileZilla, you can also change the mode of connection from “Normal” to “Passive” and see if that helps establish a successful connection.

And there you have it – you should now be well on your way to connecting with FTPS using FileZilla. Just remember these few tips from us, and you won't run into any issues! Happy transferring! ;)

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