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First created: Saturday 23rd April 2016, 12:56 PT, AD
Last updated: Saturday 23rd April 2016, 14:37 PT, AD

How to install and run FileZilla on Linux or Windows by Anne Dawson, PhD

Skip to run instructions (assumes FileZilla installed)

Ubuntu Linux users can go to menu: 
System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager to find and install FileZilla.
For other operating systems, use the following instructions:

1. Go to the FileZilla web site

Go to

You will see this screen:

FileZilla download screen

2. Download the FileZilla software for your chosen operating system

After the installation is completed, 
you can then start up FileZilla:

Linux: Applications -> Internet -> FileZilla

Windows: Start -> Programs -> FileZilla

The following screen shots were taken from an Ubuntu Linux installation of FileZilla.
Similar screens will be seen on a Windows or Mac machine.

FileZilla start screen

3. Create a New Site on FileZilla

Select the menu:

File -> Site Manager

then click on the "New Site" button.

FileZilla Site Manager screen

Click in the "Rename" button and rename the site as 000webhost

FileZilla Site Manager screen

Fill in the settings as shown on the screen above,
but substitute the host and username as supplied to you 
in the confirmation email sent to you
when you set up your free account.

Click on the "OK" button to save your changes.

4. Connect to the server

Select the menu:

File -> Site Manager

then double click on your new site "000webhost"

or do a single click and then click on the "Connect" button.

Type in your password...

Upload your files to the server by following the following instructions...

Follow these instructions to upload files to the server:

1.  Start FileZilla  

FileZilla start screen

When you successfully connect to the remote site (File -> Site Manager -> 000webhost),

you're automatically placed into your own folder on the remote site,

in this example, the root directory or folder /:

FileZilla screen


On the remote site (right hand window), 
double click on the folder called public_html to open it.
When you first set up your new site you will see a file called default.php,
click once on that file to highlight it, 
then press the Delete key on the keyboard to delete it.

Locate the file you want to transfer to the web server by clicking in the

"Local site:" part of the above screen...

then click on the filename (e.g. index.html) and drag the file to the remote public_html folder...

Your index.html file should now be listed in the Remote site /public_html folder.

To view your file, go to a browser and type the full path to the file:


if your domain is:

use this address:

in fact to see your index.html main website page, you could just type:

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