Select Category
Sitemap Help Contact
print article

Connect to Your Webspace via SFTP Using FileZilla

For Linux Hosting and Managed Server packages.

Learn how to connect to your Linux Hosting webspace via SFTP.

Before you begin, you will need to download FileZilla and install it.

FileZilla is a free FTP program (also called an FTP client) that allows you to upload, download and change permissions of files you keep in the webspace of your 1&1 package. FTP is insecure in that it transmits your password in plain text. The good news is that FileZilla supports SFTP which you can use to securely transfer your files.

The reference images provided reflect FileZilla 3.5.2 running on a Windows PC.

Step 1
Launch the FileZilla program, either from the Start Menu, Finder, your desktop, or however you normally launch programs. Once the program is open, click File > Site Manager. The Site Manager is located uner the File menu
The Site Manager is located uner the File menu
Step 2
You can create a profile, with FileZilla refers to as a Site, containing all the information you need to connec to your webspace. Click the New Site button. The New Site button is to the left of the New Folder
The New Site button is to the left of the New Folder
Step 3
Type a name for the FileZilla "Site" such as your domain name. This helps you to know which site you are connecting to in the future, should you add other FTP sites. The FileZilla site is located under the My Sites icon
The FileZilla site is located under the My Sites icon
Step 4
Enter the FTP Software Connection Credentials and then click the Connect button.
Field Data
Host Domain name in your package
Port 22
Protocol SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
Logon Type Normal
User FTP username from the 1&1 Control Panel
Password FTP password set in the 1&1 Control Panel
The Connect button is to the left of the OK button
The Connect button is to the left of the OK button

You should now be able to connect and begin transferring files. To upload, select files from the left-hand side of the windows and drag them to the right-hand side of the menu. Let go of your mouse button to "drop" the files on the right-hand side to upload them.

For additional information, you may want to reference: