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How to Upload Files using CuteFTP

uploadHello There,

Hope you are enjoying our series of tutorials and that your CuteFTP skills are improving every day.

If you are reading this and do not yet own a copy or are simply curious, CuteFTP is a File Transfer Protocol client that is used to transfer files from your computer to other File Transfer Protocol servers, be it downloading images, music or software, or transferring small or large files, CuteFTP gets the job done always. Read more…

For CuteFTP newbies out there who are still on the verge of learning the ABC’s of CuteFTP.  I’m happy to give you this tutorial about one of the very basic functions of CuteFTP –  ‘to upload files’.  You may also check out all our other tutorials in the previous posts once you have a hang of this one.

In this tutorial, I’m using CuteFTP Home but you can use the same steps in case you are using CuteFTP Lite, Professional or Mac.

Before you can start uploading files to a web server, you should create an FTP site.

How do you Create an FTP Site?

– There are three ways to create a new FTP site:


1. File > New > FTP Site;

2. Click on the New button on top > FTP Site; or

3. Press CTRL + N on your keyboard


– Next Complete the the following:

1. Your desired Label.

2. Your Host Address, it can be a domain (i.e. www.example.com) or an IP address like 111.222.333.444. (This can be obtained from your hosting company)

3. The Username and Password of that host. (also obtain from your hosting company if you do not already have this info)

4. Comments (optional)

– Click Connect

Once you are successfully connected to the FTP site, you should see all the contents of the FTP site on the the right-hand side.  Now, you are ready to upload files.



– There are two ways to upload a file:

1.  Drag-and-drop the files you want to upload.

Just click on a file > hold down the left mouse button > drag the file to the Web server side > and drop it in the folder you want.

2. On the left-hand side (files on your local disk (computer), click on a file > click the right mouse button > select Upload.


You will see the upload progress as show in the image above, when it’s already 100% that means the upload was successful and you will then see the uploaded file on the Web server side.

Congratulations! You made it!

Until Next Time stay connected for our next Tutorial 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide

cuteftp Hello Friend,

Many FTP Clients have been developed today, and as the cliché goes, each claiming that they are the best FTP client ever and it goes on and on.

In my own search for the top FTP Client I found one with features that spoke louder than words this is GlobalScape’s  CuteFTP.

Some of you maybe asking what is an FTP client?  It is simply a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client used to transfer files between your computer and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers.

Whether you would like to publish a Web page, download the latest digital images, music, or software, or if you are just transferring large files between your home and office, Cute FTP gets the job done every time.

I’m no computer pro just an ordinary computer user whose daily task revolves around customer support and team-based projects. Using CuteFTP was a walk in the park. Very simple and user friendly.

CuteFTP has some excellent features which I must share with you.  The top 3 for me were the following. I won’t spoil the fun discover the rest and share!

Here are my top 3:

1. Backup Features (Local and Site)


With this feature you do not have to worry if your ISP letting you down, you have full control and peace of mind because CuteFTP performs a backup on your local site.

Regretful days are gone for not creating a backup files as you don’t  have to do it manually anymore. You can now have a backup on a schedule without having to do it manually. It’s quick, easy and secure from your computer to the remote server.

2. Step-by-Step Connection Wizard

As I’ve said, I’m no computer pro, having a guide has been a huge help in making things easier and quicker for me than resorting on searching on the web for hours on How tos’.

3. Transfer Resume – No more Trash Files!

resume-settingsIn relation to the intermittent connection  that most of us get I am so thankful that compared with other FTP clients, I don’t need to worry about  getting trash files from the interrupted transfer due to connection problems. With CuteFTP, I can resume the transfer from where it has left off, without creating a trash file.

These are just 3 of the top features I love about CuteFTP  from a mediocre person’s point of view. You can discover more features…

If you already own CuteFTP and are missing out on the new features you may upgrade here.

Until next time 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide

upload1Any ordinary person transfers their files via email or instant messaging. Normally, these ways can only allow you to transfer a maximum of 10mb. Pretty enduring for any layman.

Unfortunately, this arrangement doesn’t work for IT Professionals. As the file to be transferred becomes larger, transfer time takes almost forever and sometimes even fail.

Here comes the existence of FTP’s . Its goal is to assure file transfers to be easy, fast and secure. Advantages that IT Professionals are looking for.

Among all the FTP technologies known to us, how can CuteFTP be a top option for pros? What does it offer and what are the best things about it that other FTP solutions doesn’t have?

Below are some of what CuteFTP can offer for the IT Professionals.

1. Wide-Transfer Options

a. Scheduled Transfers –Set a date and time for transfers to occur.

b. Concurrent Transfers -Allows transfer of more than one file at the same time

c. Multi-part Transfers -Allows large files to be split up in parts and be transferred concurrently.

d. Compressed Transfers -Lets you compress and decompress files with its built-in support for ZIP, CAB and GZIP/Tarball.

e. Site-to-site Transfers -Transfer files from one FTP server to another.

f. Turbo Transfer –With Turbo Transfer mode, file compression and multi-part transfer are automatic for speedier transfers.

2. Secure Transfer

a. FTPS -Strong 128-bit SSL negotiates connections and encrypts the data stream.

b. SSH Secured – Using public-key based authentication, gain secure connection to SFTP server

c. OpenPGP Encryption -Date transfer is more secured, whether sending or receiving, with automatic – PGP encryption and decryption.

d. HTTPS -Transfer securely using HTTP and HTTP over SSL standards.

e.OTP – Secure logins with One Time Password (OTP) authentication.

3. Better Management

a. Advanced Search – Search your files and folders easily on local computer or a remote server.

b. Podcast Manager – Automatically create and update your Podcast RSS feed when you use CuteFTP to manage your Podcast files. It even includes a Podcast subscription manager that automatically downloads new episodes, or lets you select only the ones that sound interesting.

c. Local Backup – Quickly and easily back up your computer to a remote server for added data security.

d. Integrate Editor – Allows you to perform quick edits of Web pages or other documents remotely.

Go ahead and try CuteFTP out and you’ll see what an awesome FTP partner it can be for you IT Professionals.

Until next time 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide