How do I configure Filezilla for FTPS

These instructions describe how to use the FileZilla FTP client to connect to your web space and upload data.

The specification of the FTP protocol is very insecure. Login information such as username and passwords are transmitted in clear text. That is why our servers support TLS (Transport Layer Security). With TLS connections, all data is transmitted in encrypted form. This is also called FTPS or FTPES (explicit FTP over TLS).

We advise you to always use FTPS.

Make sure you are using an up-to-date version of the FileZilla FTP client. Older versions had problems communicating with TLS connections.

These instructions show you how to establish an FTPS connection to your web space with a FileZilla FTP client.


1. Preparations

1.1 Installation of FileZilla

If you have not yet installed FileZilla, the program can be downloaded from the official website. It is free to use. FileZilla FTP Client is available for almost all platforms.

Both FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server are free (free) programs; the program code can be viewed / changed (open source software). Both applications are published and made available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2.

1.2 Setting up an FTP user

First you have to create an FTP user in the server control panel. You can find suitable instructions here.


2. Configuration of FileZilla

After starting FileZilla, first click on, then on

Please follow the steps indicated in the following figure one after the other:

  1. Clicking on the icon opens the same
  2. On the New button
  3. Enter a unique name, usually the name of the domain
  4. The IP address or the host name of the FTP server is entered under
    (see login details)
  5. Selection of the
  6. Explicit FTP over TLS required for
  7. normal
  8. the name of the FTP
  9. and its

After step [10] a connection to the specified server is established. A certificate warning may appear the first time you connect. This is because FileZilla - similar to WinSCP - does not trust certificates from trustworthy CAs (our certificate is issued by StartSSL). This is still not a problem: simply check the box and then click to establish the connection and permanently save the certificate as trustworthy. This warning will then no longer be displayed for future connections.

After the connection has been established, depending on the configuration of the view, you will see the files on your computer in the left area and the directory structure on the server in the right area. The folder is the directory where you need to upload your files for your website:


We advise you to always use FTPS.

Make sure you are using an up-to-date version of the FileZilla FTP client. Older versions had problems communicating with TLS connections.

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