I have been asked numerous times about FTP programs. What FTP software do you use? Which one do your recommend? Is there a good free FTP package?

Actually, I installed Hummingbird FTP for Windows, however I use it very rarely. I use it only, if I have to transfer large files or file archives that are greater than 100 MB in size.

With smaller size files, I always use cPanel to upload files, software, or any other file transfer need.

Here are the steps I use to upload files without using FTP programs:

– Log into your cPanel account.
– From the main screen, click on your File Manager icon.

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– This will take you to a browser window showing files and folders similar to windows explorer.

– Double click on your “www” or “public_html” folder icon, not the folder name link. ( These 2 folders are linked to each other, they are basically the same).

Note: If you click on the name link “www”, you will see the folder properties in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

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– After clicking on Upload file(s) link, cPanel will take you to the upload files screen.

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Note: If you want to upload files to another folder, you need to double click on the icon the is corresponding to that folder.

If you want to override (replace) a file you can just click on the override check.
Upload Files now by clicking on the browse button and choosing any file from the Windows dialog box.
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This screen allows you to upload 12 files. If however you want to upload a lot of files, you can create an archive (.zip) file first and upload it. After uploading it, you can extract it’s contents.

I will cover this in my next post.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Regards.