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Configuring your site using CuteFTP

Configuring your site using CuteFTP

This tutorial assumes you already have CuteFTP and run it on your computer but are not connected to another server.

Now let's learn how to configure our website in CuteFTP.

1. Click the Site Manager button.

Click the Site Manager button

2. Right-click the 'General FTP Sites' folder, then click New Folder from the drop-down menu.

Create a new folder

3. Enter a name for the new folder.

Name of the new folder


Now, let's configure a new site inside this new folder.

1. Click New, then click FTP Site...

Create a new FTP site

2. Enter a name or label for this new site (for your reference only).

3. Enter the host address.

  • The host address can be in the form ftp.yourdomainname.com or just the IP address.
  • If your domain name has not yet propagated, then you'll have to use the IP address method.

4. Enter your FTP username and your FTP user password. 

5. Click Exit when finished.

Enter all of the requested settings

That's it! We've successfully configured a new site in CuteFTP.


To connect to the website we just configured:

1. Click the Site Manager icon.

Site Manager

2. Select the site you want to connect to, then click Connect.

Connect to your site

3. Click OK.

Click OK

That's it! We've successfully connected to our website via FTP.

Click the Disconnect icon to close the connection.

Disconnect icon

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