How to use Mozilla FireFox – FireFTp

Using Mozilla FireFox – Fire FTP Addon

FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy management of file access to FTP servers. When you say cross-platform it can be used in any operating system to any FTP Server. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. And what is great about this toll it’s FREE!

What you’ll need for this tutorial:

1.) Mozilla FireFox Browser
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2.) FireFTP Add On
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Downloading the FireFTP.

1.) Make sure that you have the latest firefox version, if not please update it now.

2.) Then download the FireFtp.

3.) Install the add on by clicking “Install Now” from the prompted dialog box.

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[Figure 01]

4. Then it will ask you to restart firefox, click yes.
5. Once you have already successfull downloaded it, you would be able to see the add-on on your menubar at Tools>FireFtp.

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[Figure02]

Creating a FireFTP Connection.

By creating a FireFTP Account it will let you connects to your FTP server, and you will be able manage securely your pages, files, and web directory. An FTP server is a software application running the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), which is the protocol used for exchanging files over the Internet.

1. Create a FireFTP Account under Tools>FireFtp on your menu bar. (Please refer to Figure 02.)

2. A new tab will be added and gonna look like this.
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[Figure 03]

3. When you click the “Create an Account” combo box a Account Manager Dialog Box will appear.
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[Figure 04]

4. Enter the following details:

Main Details

    Account Name: [The name you wish to use for this account]
    Category: [This can be blank but it can be useful in organizing your account if you have multiple account.]
    Host:[the address where your FTP Server is hosted, it can be an IP Address or your domain name]

ID

    Login: [Your user account from your FTP Server]
    Password: [Your Password]

5. Click “OK” to update your account details. Then you can select your account in the combo box provided and click connect to access your FTP Server.

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[Figure 05]

Note: If a dialog box prompted you for a password, just key-in the password again and click “Ok”.

6. Once you see folder and files on the right pane you have successfully connected to your file server. You can now just drag and drop files from left to right to upload files and right to left to download.

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[Figure 06]

So What have you learned? Please feel free to ask question regarding this post by commenting below. Next time I’ll be posting the How to properly backup your Word Press Blog.

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55 thoughts on “How to use Mozilla FireFox – FireFTp”

  1. Really nice tutorial, one note. As an Information Security Engineer I tell all my customers and everyone I know that if your hosting provider supports SCP, SFTP you should be using one of these secure file protocols. FTP transmits the data in clear text as well as your username and password you connect with over the internet, it could be intercepted and your accounts and data could be compromised with FTP.

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  2. Really nice tutorial, one note. As an Information Security Engineer I tell all my customers and everyone I know that if your hosting provider supports SCP, SFTP you should be using one of these secure file protocols. FTP transmits the data in clear text as well as your username and password you connect with over the internet, it could be intercepted and your accounts and data could be compromised with FTP.

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  3. When I started my first web page through geocities [now defunct] I used an FTP program called CuteFTP which was so simple. I was so disappointed when yahoo limited the use of FTP to paying accounts and I had to go back to uploading through HTTP. I figure FTP to HTTP is like firewire is to usb, they both accomplish the same thing but FTP and firewire do it faster with fewer bells and whistles. I will keep this option in mind. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. When I started my first web page through geocities [now defunct] I used an FTP program called CuteFTP which was so simple. I was so disappointed when yahoo limited the use of FTP to paying accounts and I had to go back to uploading through HTTP. I figure FTP to HTTP is like firewire is to usb, they both accomplish the same thing but FTP and firewire do it faster with fewer bells and whistles. I will keep this option in mind. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I use both FireFTP and Cute FTP. For some reason, only known to me, Cute FTP is easier for me. Now that I think about it, it may be that there’s just the two columns without the middle one with arrows in between.

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  6. I use both FireFTP and Cute FTP. For some reason, only known to me, Cute FTP is easier for me. Now that I think about it, it may be that there's just the two columns without the middle one with arrows in between.

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  7. thanks jhong for leaving your link sa aking blog. very informative ang blog mo. i save some of your posts para sa aking self-tutorial. hehe.

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  8. thanks jhong for leaving your link sa aking blog. very informative ang blog mo. i save some of your posts para sa aking self-tutorial. hehe.

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  9. Wow! It looks so simple with the step by step process in doing it. I think I can do it on my own now. Uhm, what’s an FTP again? LOL Just kidding. I know that it means “fun tomato paste” something to add flavor to your spaghetti, right?

    Z

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  10. Wow! It looks so simple with the step by step process in doing it. I think I can do it on my own now. Uhm, what's an FTP again? LOL Just kidding. I know that it means “fun tomato paste” something to add flavor to your spaghetti, right?

    Z

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  11. I’ve been using FileZilla (http://filezilla-project.org/) for years, but I started using FireFTP a while ago. It just seems to make more sense to have the FTP client built-in to the browser.

    At any rate, I think that you did an awesome job with this tutorial. I just hope that beginners looking to get things working can find it easily.

    -The Evangelist

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  12. I've been using FileZilla (http://filezilla-project.org/) for years, but I started using FireFTP a while ago. It just seems to make more sense to have the FTP client built-in to the browser.

    At any rate, I think that you did an awesome job with this tutorial. I just hope that beginners looking to get things working can find it easily.

    -The Evangelist

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  13. Oh no. Not another add-in to my Firefox hehehe. I got a lot of stuff installed on my browser and it’s always slow on startup.

    But I love the tutorial, it’s definitely something that’ll guide people well. That’s what I learned today – there’s a working Firefox extension for this.

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  14. Oh no. Not another add-in to my Firefox hehehe. I got a lot of stuff installed on my browser and it's always slow on startup.

    But I love the tutorial, it's definitely something that'll guide people well. That's what I learned today – there's a working Firefox extension for this.

    Reply
  15. Oh no. Not another add-in to my Firefox hehehe. I got a lot of stuff installed on my browser and it's always slow on startup.

    But I love the tutorial, it's definitely something that'll guide people well. That's what I learned today – there's a working Firefox extension for this.

    Reply
  16. Forgive me for the novice questions but I’m fairly new at FTP in general. I’m having trouble logging into my ftp and I’m not really sure why. Now the help-desk people for my server have confirmed what my host/server is and also what port to use. They told me to jot in my username and password and it should work. However it hasn’t – so I’m wondering, is my username for ftp different from my username for CPanel?

    Apologies yet again, I know this is a really novice thing to ask but as I mentioned before, I’m just starting out.

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    • Hi Ari, If you can login in to you CPanel you might be able to reset it from there. I’ll make a post regarding this when I’m home. If you can wait for 6 more hours I’ll make a step by step instruction regarding ftp configuration and how to reset password on your cpanel.

      Thanks for commenting Ari.

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  17. Hi Ari, If you can login in to you CPanel you might be able to reset it from there. I’ll make a post regarding this when I’m home. If you can wait for 6 more hours I’ll make a step by step instruction regarding ftp configuration and how to reset password on your cpanel.

    Thanks for commenting Ari.

    Reply
  18. Forgive me for the novice questions but I'm fairly new at FTP in general. I'm having trouble logging into my ftp and I'm not really sure why. Now the help-desk people for my server have confirmed what my host/server is and also what port to use. They told me to jot in my username and password and it should work. However it hasn't – so I'm wondering, is my username for ftp different from my username for CPanel?

    Apologies yet again, I know this is a really novice thing to ask but as I mentioned before, I'm just starting out.

    Reply
  19. Hi Ari, If you can login in to you CPanel you might be able to reset it from there. I'll make a post regarding this when I'm home. If you can wait for 6 more hours I'll make a step by step instruction regarding ftp configuration and how to reset password on your cpanel.

    Thanks for commenting Ari.

    Reply
  20. FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy management of file access to FTP servers. When you say cross-platform it can be used in any operating system to any FTP Server. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux..

    Reply
  21. FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy management of file access to FTP servers. When you say cross-platform it can be used in any operating system to any FTP Server. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux..

    Reply

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