How to Access FTP Client Hosting in GoDaddy

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When you have multiple files to upload to your GoDaddy website, it can be very tedious and time consuming to upload each file individually. To save time, upload your files using a File Transfer Protocol client. By using an FTP client, simultaneously drag and drop all of your files from your computer's hard drive to the GoDaddy server. You have the option of using Internet Explorer to access the GoDaddy FTP server or a variety of third-party FTP programs.

Things You'll Need

  • FTP client

Internet Explorer

  • Open your Internet Explorer browser.

  • Type your domain name into the browser's address bar, using the following format: “ftp://www.yourdomainname.com.”

  • Press “Enter” on your keyboard.

  • Enter your GoDaddy FTP username and password. Click “Login.” If you don't remember your FTP username and password, log into the GoDaddy Account Manager portal and reset it (see Resources).

Third-Party Programs

  • Open an FTP client on your computer. If you don't have an FTP program on your computer, download and install a free FTP program, such as AceFTP, FileZilla, CuteFTP or CoffeeCup.

  • Enter your domain name into the “Host Name” field (www.yourdomain.com).

  • Enter your FTP username and password in the designated boxes. Click “Login.” You may be asked to enter an “FTP Connection Port.” If so, enter “21” for the port number.

  • Click on the files for uploading and drag them to the FTP server side of the screen.

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