How to Set Up FireFTP for BlueHost

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BlueHost is an online-based company that provides Web hosting services to both individuals and businesses. The company has been around sense 1996. Registering for a Web hosting package with BlueHost will give you access to an FTP server to update your website. Accessing the FTP server will require an FTP client. FireFTP is an FTP client that can be added to Firefox and used within the FireFox browser window to transfer files from your local computer to a remote BlueHost FTP server.

  • Download and install the FireFTP FireFox add-on. (see Resources). Click "Add to Firefox." This will open the "Software Installation" window. Click the "Install Now" button. After it installs, close out and reopen FireFox.

  • Click "Tools," then click "FireFTP in FireFox" to open the FireFTP program in the FireFox window.

  • Click on "Create an account." Enter your BlueHost FTP Web address, BlueHost FTP server in the "Host" box and your user login and password for your BlueHost FTP server. Click "OK."

  • Click "Connect." FireFTP will connect to your Bluehost FTP server and present the files and folders on the right of the FireFTP screen.

  • Click "Disconnect" to close out of the FTP connection when done.

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