Start FileZilla and click the left-most toolbar button to open the Site Manager: Create a new site and give it a meaningful name: Select S3 - Amazon Simple Storage Service as protocol and enter the hostname of the primary region you are using. Filezilla is a cross-platform graphical FTP, SFTP, and FTPS file management tool. FileZilla helps you quickly move files between your computer and the webserver. FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client with lots of handy features. Uploading and downloading files in AWS instance can be done using Filezilla client or Linux scp command. If you are a windows user, you can use WinSCP for transferring files to your EC2 instance. In this tutorial, I will explain how you can transfer files to AWS instances using the following methods. Copy Files Using Filezilla Client (GUI Based).
I recently finished my blog series on how to deploy flask applications on a Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instance. In the process I showed how to write a flask API as well as a Flask web application and make them communicate through a webpage receiving user inputs and making requests to the API on the back end. In that process I mostly used the Linux command line and the “pico” command to type all kinds of files such as html or python files. Pico is very convenient for typing small simple files directly on your EC2 instance or other Linux operated system but once you want to start writing longer more complicating files it could turn out to be fairly challenging. In this blog I will discuss a software allowing you to write your files on your windows machine using a text or other file and upload them to your EC2 instance in an easy and efficient way.
FileZilla is a free software and I would recommend downloading it from the official website here: https://filezilla-project.org/. After opening this link you should get to this page:
You need to download and install FileZilla client for the operating system you are using. For example I use Windows. The website should recognize you operating system and direct you straight to the appropriate version once you click on FileZila client. Once installed, click the FileZilla icon and you should get to the following interface:
In the FileZila interface, select the “file” tab on top and then enter the “Site Manager”. Once open the Site Manager tab should look as below.
In red on this screenshot I have highlighted the fields we will need to fill in order to gain access to our EC2 instance. Note that I have already entered the User which is Ubuntu. This user is set up by default by AWS on EC2 instances allowing you to use that username as is. If you have created a different user or if you are using a different type of instance you will need to modify the username accordingly. We will need the hostname, key file and port to gain access. Next login to your AWS console here https://aws.amazon.com/console/. Once in your console, navigate to your EC2 instance and copy the IP of the instance which corresponds to the hostname FileZilla is asking us for. If you are not sure how to find the IP of your EC2 instance on the console, or how to start an EC2 instance all together, you can refer to Part I of my blog on Connecting the backend to the front end here. As a reminder here is a screenshot to help find the IP address.
Next you have to make sure you are using an open port. For more info refer to Part I of my blog as indicated earlier. Finally you need to indicate the path to the key file to your AWS EC2 instance that was provided by AWS when you first created the server. Explanation about this file are also available in Part I of my blog series on connecting the back end to the front end. You are now ready to access your instance in a Windows type interface. Click connect and you will have access! Congratulations! All you need to do is to navigate to the folder where you want to place a file on your instance and drag the file in it using your mouse as you would to on Windows or Mac.
In this blog we learned how to use FileZilla, a very powerful free software allowing to navigate your AWS (or other) servers and instances. This software will come very handy when deploying more complex applications!
Aws Filezilla Connection
Welcome to the homepage of FileZilla®, the free FTP solution. The FileZilla Client not only supports FTP, but also FTP over TLS (FTPS) and SFTP. It is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
We are also offering FileZilla Pro, with additional protocol support for WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Microsoft Azure Blob and File Storage, and Google Cloud Storage.
Last but not least, FileZilla Server is a free open source FTP and FTPS Server.
Support is available through our forums, the wiki and the bug and feature request trackers.
In addition, you will find documentation on how to compile FileZilla and nightly builds for multiple platforms in the development section.
Quick download links
Pick the client if you want to transfer files. Get the server if you want to make files available for others.
2021-05-04 - FileZilla Client 3.54.0-rc1 released
Bugfixes and minor changes:
- Refactored network activity handling, the activity indicators tooltips now display more accurate data
- Updated SFTP components
- Small performance improvement sorting very large directory listings
- Fixed a crash changing numeric permissions value in chmod dialog
2021-03-23 - FileZilla Client 3.53.1 released
Bugfixes and minor changes:
- Removed an error message on new installation where there is no sitemanager.xml yet
- Fixed SOCKS5 proxy support
2021-03-15 - FileZilla Client 3.53.0 released
Bugfixes and minor changes:
- HTTP: Handle servers sending early replies
2020-07-16 - FileZilla Pro Adds Support for Keystone V3, OneDrive Sharing, and Amazon STS
By adding support for the OpenStack Swift Keystone v3 identity service, OneDrive Sharing, and Amazon Secure Token Service (STS). FileZilla Pro is making it possible for its users to store and share files with greater versatility and security. Read the full news.
2019-11-07 - FileZilla Pro to continue work with bug bounty program
Building on success of participation in EU security project, FileZilla will continue participating and investing project resources in bug bounty program. Read the full news.
2019-07-29 - FileZilla refocuses on security after participation in EU bug bounty program
Filezilla Permission Denied
European Union-spondored 'bug bounty' program found some security issues which have promptly been fixed.
2019-07-09 - FileZilla Pro to add new features after recent customer survey
Read the full news. Balenaetcher download for mac download.
Filezilla Aws Lightsail
The user interface mentioned in the article will also be available for users of the free FileZilla.