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Add Files to Your Web Space Using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Client

To add files using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client, you will first need to download an FTP client software program. FileZilla is a free FTP client software program available for download. However, you can use any FTP client program that supports FTP over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Step 1. Download FileZilla

  1. Go to https://filezilla-project.org/.
  2. Click Download FileZilla Client.
  3. Select the file for your platform from the Client Download list, (i.e., Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.).
  4. Click Download Now.
    • NOTE: If you are having problems with the download, click direct link or try another mirror.
  5. When the download is complete, click Run in the Open File—Security Warning dialog box.
    • NOTE: Administrative privileges are required to run and install FileZilla. If you are using a University computer, submit a Service Request in ServiceNow or contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.
  6. Click Run in the File Download box to begin installation.
  7. Read the License Agreement, then click I agree.
  8. Click Next until you get to Install.
  9. Click Install.
  10. Click Finish.

Step 2. Enter Settings for FileZilla

  1. Once installed, a FileZilla window will open.
  2. If it does not open:
    1. Click the Windows Start button.
    2. Select All Programs.
    3. Select FileZilla FTP Client-FileZilla.
  3. Click File, then Site Manager.
  4. Click New Site.
  5. Enter a name for the new site (Example: studentweb).
  6. Enter Settings for the following fields:
    • Host:
      • For Students: Enter student.utrgv.edu.
      • For Faculty: Enter faculty.utrgv.edu.
    • Logon Type. Select Normal.
    • User. Enter your UTRGV email (Example: joe.doe@utrgv.edu).
    • Password. Enter your UTRGV password.
      • NOTE: A directory window will appear.

Step 3. Add Files to Your Web Space Using FileZilla

The directory window has two columns:

  • Local Site: Stores your working files.
  • Remote Site: Stores your online files.

To add files to your Web Space website:

Drag and drop files from the Local Site (working files) to the Remote Site (online files).

To learn more about this service, visit the Web Space IT Service page.