FTP stands for file transfer protocol, which is an internet protocol which can be used to upload files to a web server. This is an essential skill for managing and maintaining a Zen Cart. You can download the Filezilla program for free from their website:
Why Use Filezilla for Zen Cart Management?
FileZilla is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License. They have a great documentation and an active community support forum, and wiki. The FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.
- Easy to use
- Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
- Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
- IPv6 support
- Available in many languages
- Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
- Tabbed user interface
- Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
- Drag & drop support
- Configurable transfer speed limits
- Filename filters
- Directory comparison
- Network configuration wizard
- Remote file editing
- HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
- Logging to file
- Synchronized directory browsing
- Remote file search
The first step is to open Filezilla, and to enter the name of the host you want to FTP into. In the fields after the host name, type your username and password. If anonymous FTP is allowed on the remote host, you may skip the password. Then click the ‘Connect’ button.
When the connection has been made successfully, you will be able to see two windows with folders in the FTP program. The left-hand window will be displaying the folders on your local server, and the one on the right with show the zen cart folders on the remote server.
In the left-hand window, navigate to the files that you want to upload to the remote server. Drag them to the window on the right, and drop them into the desired folder.