NOTE | If you are having trouble connecting, please try altering the timeout setting, which can be found under Settings -> Connection, to 0.

Filezilla is a FTP client readily available under GNU General Public License without charge. The file can be downloaded for free from the Filezilla Website. The following guide will assume that Filezilla has already been successfully downloaded and installed and will take you through the setting required to connect to the UQ servers but is not intended as a detailed usage guide.

Step 1

  1. Open Filezilla         Icon

 

Step 2

  1. Enter in 'sftp://wsaftp.uq.edu.au' as the FTP server address, enter the username and password associated with the account you are using, and enter the port as 22.
  2. Click on [Quickconnect] and you will then make a connection to the server.

 

Step 3

  1. This is the local file system on your own computer. You use this pane to browse to where you are keeping files on your computer that you wish to upload to the server, or alternatively, to choose the location on your computer where files will be downloaded to from the server. It is important to keep in mind that FTP is two way, it all depends from which pane you drag files and into which pane they are dropped.
  2. This is the remote file system on the FTP server. You use this pane to browse to the location you wish to upload files to, or alternatively to where the files you wish to download are located. If you are using FTP to upload your web page files then ensure you are uploading to the [public_html] folder before uploading your web pages.
    After you have browsed to the correct locations on both your 'local site' (4) and 'remote site' (5) then you can initiate the file transfer simply by dragging and dropping the required files to the correct location. To upload to the server, you would drag files from the 'local site' pane and drop them in the 'remote site' pane. The download files from the server, the reverse applies.
  3. This pane will provide all the technical details on exactly what is occurring. For example, it will list each command generated by the graphical interface you are using and provide the results of these commands. You can see exactly which files are being moved at any time and it will also display information on the status of the connection to the remote server.
  4. Click the [disconnect from server] button to terminate your connection with the server when you have finished transferring files.

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