FTP which stands for File Transfer Protocol, you can use this feature to connect to any of your web server through your device i.e. Laptop or Desktop Computer. You can upload or download files to your server using FTP feature. If you want to run a website you will come across this term FTP. All the hosting providers offer this feature to their customers. No matter you are using paid hosting plan or a free hosting you will get FTP for your account.
But when you are on Free hosting services I have noticed that the FTP service they offer is very poor. I gave a try to 000webhost and byethost which are the top free hosting providers. I noticed that their FTP is very poor, it don’t even gets connected via any FTP Client software.
This is also one of the biggest drawback of free hosting services and so you should never use free hosting for you websites. Instead of then you can use Godaddy their servers are very powerful and provide you good FTP speeds as well. We here at BloggingChamps.Com we use Godaddy for all our hosting needs of all the websites in our network.
In this guide we will be showing you the complete procedure which you need to follow to use Core FTP Client to connect to Web server. You can connect to any web server using Core FTP Client software, it maybe your own data centers server or a web server which you have purchased for you website.
How to Use Core FTP Client to Connect to Web Server?
So lets get started with this guide and check out how you can use this client software to connect to your web server. But before that I would like to tell you what all you need to get connected to your web server.
- Latest Core FTP Client software installed on your laptop or desktop computer.
- FTP access details. (FTP Host name, username, password and Port)
If you have not installed the client software on your computer yet then you can use this Download Core FTP Client link to download and install it on your computer.
And if you don’t have FTP access details you can read this article and create FTP account in cPanel hosting.
Now to connect to your sever open the Client software on your computer and click on Site Manager, you can refer the image which I have embedded below.
Once you click on that you will see a new dialog box opened in front of you from there click on New Site. Have a look on the image below for more clarity about this step.
After clicking on New site you will be allowed to enter your Site Name, Host, Username and Password along with the port number. Choose the connection type as FTP and finally click on connect. Refer the image embedded below.
Once you click on connect you will be connected to your web server via Core FTP.
I hope you are clear with all the steps which are mentioned above to use Core FTP client to Connect to web server.
If you have any kind of questions in your mind you can leave your comment below.
Further Reading Suggestions about cPanel and FTP:
Do you know how you can take backup of your website through cPanel? If not then we have published guides which will help you with the backup.
When taking backup you should always take backup of your MySQL database as well. If you want us to guide you with this we have guide for this reason as well.
There is one more client software which will help you to connect to your server and that is FileZilla, I have published a guide on how to use it you can read it by using the link below.
Happy Blogging !!