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:
2.) FireFTP Add On
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.
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.
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.)
4. Enter the following 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]
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.
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.
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.