You definitely need an FTP access in order to connect with your web hosting account. In this article, I will show you how to connect to BlueHost account via FileZilla FTP client.
Via the regular BlueHost cPanel, you can access the File Manager. It’s a powerful web-based application that allows you to manage your website files easily. But nothing works like a fully functional FTP client on the desktop.
I totally understand your concerns that you might break something. Let me tell that you should be fine as long as you’re not deleting or overwriting any of your website files. And now, let’s get started.
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In this article today, I will be showing you the exact steps on how to connect FileZilla FTP to BlueHost account. Frankly, the same steps apply to any other cPanel hosting.
First: Sign Up For BlueHost Web Hosting
If you’ve already bought web hosting from BlueHost, then you can skip this step and proceed with the other technical steps to point Godaddy domain to BlueHost.
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Connect to BlueHost via FileZilla FTP:
Like any other FTP client, you will be asked for three things at first; Host Address, Username, Password, and Port. Before getting started, you should have got this information ready.
Well, where to find this information? After placing your order, BlueHost should have emailed you a message with all the login information required to access your account. Please get this email ready to connect via FileZilla FTP.
But before, let’s see what does this information mean:
- Host Address: Your account’s main domain name; yourdomain.com
- Username: The username to access BlueHost cPanel.
- Password: The password to access BlueHost cPanel.
- Port: Usually it’s 21 /or could be left blank.
You will then need to download and install FileZilla from their official website over here. Once downloaded and installed, open the program, and it will ask you to enter the above-mentioned information to access.
Understanding How FileZilla Works:
Now, you’ve got the program installed and the required information to access your account. The following screenshot has everything to let you understand how FileZilla works in short.
You’ve got your computer files on the left side and your BlueHost account on the right side. You may need to drag-and-drop files from here to there or vice-versa.
It may sound a bit technical in the beginning. But after a few more times logging in, you will understand it all. The process is pretty simple. You’re good as long as you don’t delete or overwrite any of the files. Rest assured!
That was everything on how to access your BlueHost account using FileZilla FTP client. The same process applies for any other cPanel account with any other web hosting provider.
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