SFTP with FileZilla

FileZilla is a free and open source Secure File Transfer ( SFTP ) program for Linux,  MacOS and Windows. It allows you to securely upload and download files between the Brainstorm servers and your computer.

1. Download FileZilla

To get started visit the FileZilla website and download the version of the software for your platform.

2. Getting your SFTP Credentials

Your SFTP account information was sent to you in your original setup email that was sent when you initially created your account.

3. Setting up FileZilla

Now that you’ve downloaded FileZilla and have your SFTP Credentials open up the program.

Once you’ve got things open up, click the Open Site Manager button in the top right or select File > Site Manager from the menu.

With the Site Manager is open click on New Site to give your site a name. Next, from the protocol dropdown select SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol.

Now that you have created a site and selected the correct protocol, the next thing we’ll need to do is enter the details we obtained in step two.

Enter the following details:

Host: found in your welcome to wordpress email you received when you initially ordered
Protocol: SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol
Logon Type: Normal
Username: Found in brainstorm client area
Password: Found in brainstorm client

Once you’ve entered your details, click Connect.

Accept the SSL Certificate by clicking OK. Make sure you have Always trust this host, add the key to the cache checked so you will only have to accept the certificate once.

Once you’re connected you’ll see a list of files on the server on the right side. To upload new files drag files from your computer (Local site area) to the server (Remote site).