Using Filezilla SFTP to Securely Transfer Files

FileZilla is a free and open source Secure File Transfer ( SFTP ) program for Linux,  MacOS and Windows. It allows you to securely upload and download files between the Pressable servers and your computer.

You will need to use FTP access through Pressable SFTP tools. If this is your first time logging into to SFTP or you forgot your password you’ll want to grab your SFTP Credentials from the MyPressable Control Panel before continuing.

Now that you’ve downloaded FileZilla and have your SFTP Credentials open up the program.

Once you’ve got things open up, click the Open Site Manager button in the top right or select File > Site Manager from the menu.


With the Site Manager open click on New Site to give your site a name. Next, from the protocol dropdown select SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol.


Now that you have created a site and selected the correct protocol, the next thing we’ll need to do is enter the details we obtained in step two.

Enter the following details:

Protocol: SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol
Logon Type: Normal
Username: Found in MyPressable Control Panel
Password: Found in MyPressable Control Panel

Once you’ve entered your details, click Connect.

Accept the SSL Certificate by clicking OK. Make sure you have Always trust this host, add this key to the cache checked so you will only have to accept the certificate once.


Once you’re connected you’ll see a list of files on the server on the right side. To upload new files drag files from your computer (Local site) to the server (Remote site).