Using FileZilla to browse and manage your server
In this post, we are going to use FileZilla a lot, and less using command line. Using command line is faster and easier for advance user but this post is for a linux newbie (like myself), I think it’s important to understand the structure using some UI. I found it easier when I just getting started, because I don’t know much about command line.
Use “Site Manager” to save your FileZilla session
- Open FileZilla.
- Open “Edit > Setting”
- Navigate to “Connection > SFTP”
- Click “Add keyfile..” and select your “private key” we get from PuTTYgen.
- Click “OK” to save.
- Open “File > Site Manager”.
- Click “New Site” to create a new profile for our server.
- In “General” tab, input “example-domain.com” in “Host”, “22” in “Port” and select “SFTP” in “Protocol” drop down, in “Logon Type” select “Interactive“, and in “user” input “root“.
- Click “Connect” to start our session.
- You are login to your server using FileZilla and now can browse your server and edit files, upload, etc.
When you first browse/login in FileZilla you’ll see “root” folder. Click the folder link above it to browse your whole server to get better understanding of your server folder structure.
Your public_html folder for your site/domain located on “/var/www” folder.