How to Install FileZilla Client on Ubuntu

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This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install FileZilla FTP client on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.

There are many FTP client to choose from. Some are cross-platform, which means they work on Windows, MacOS and Linux systems and others are not.

If you’re a FileZilla user on one platform, and you want to use the same in Linux, then continue below to learn how to install FileZilla on Ubuntu Linux.

FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP software, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. It supports Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) and comes with intuitive user interface that allows any one to easily manage transferring files between a local host and remote FTP server.

Other features supported by FileZilla:

  • IPv6 support
  • Available in many languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Tabbed user interface
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Bookmarks
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable transfer speed limits
  • Filename filters
  • Directory comparison
  • Network configuration wizard
  • Remote file editing
  • Keep-alive

To get started with installing FileZilla on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

Install FileZilla

Before installing FileZilla, you should update Ubuntu. Run the commands below to update Ubuntu and install FileZilla client.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install filezilla

That should install FileZilla on your systems.

Use FileZilla

After installing FileZilla, go to the Activities Overview and search for FileZilla. Then launch to open.

filezilla ubuntu install

FileZilla should open up and ready to setup new connections. If you know the FTP or sFTP host name, type in it, choose the connection type and enter your credentials to sign on.

When you’re done, save our connection settings and keep using FileZilla.

filezilla ubuntu connection

That should do it!


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