Uploading Files to a Managed Cloud Project Using SFTP

With FileZilla, you can establish an encrypted network connection to your server to upload files via SFTP. FileZilla is a free server and client software for transferring files via FTP and SFTP. SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol and is an encrypted alternative to FTP. To use FileZilla to upload files via an SFTP connection, proceed as follows:


You have downloaded and installed FileZilla.

You are in the Managed Cloud Hosting > Projects section.

Step 1

Select a project.

Step 2

On the Website tab, click  next to Status:..

Step 3

Enter the desired password and then enter it again in the next box.

Step 4

Click Activate.

SFTP/SSH access is activated and the login data is displayed in the SFTP/SSH section.

Step 5

Please make note of the following information:

  • Host name: The host/server name to be used for SFTP/SSH connections.

  • Port: The port to be used for SFTP/SSH connections.

  • User: The user name to be used for SFTP/SSH connections.

Step 6

Start FileZilla.

Step 7

Click File > Site Manager.

The FileZilla Site Manager opens.

Step 8

Click New Site to create a new server profile.

Step 9

In the Host field, enter the SFTP/SSH host name.

Step 10

In the Port field, enter the port to be used for SFTP/SSH connections.

Step 11

In the Protocol list, choose the SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol item.

Step 12

In the Logon Type list, choose the Ask for password item.

Step 13

In the User field, enter the user name to be used for SFTP/SSH connections.

Step 14

Click Connect.

Step 15

If FileZilla does not recognize the server, you must confirm the connection with OK.

The SFTP connection will be established.

Once you are connected to your webspace, FileZilla displays your computer's directory tree on the left. On the right is the directory tree for your webspace.

You can now drag and drop files into directories in your webspace.