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  • If you still have trouble, the best way to avoid this problem and still keep your password secure is to use SFTP instead of normal FTP in FileZilla. SFTP should not have the same problem. If you want or need to continue to use plain FTP for some reason, you can disable TLS encryption.
  • In a FileZilla client this means prefixing the host with 'FTPES://' to connect an 'explicit' FTPS server, or 'FTPS://' for the legacy 'implicit' server (for which you will likely also need to set the port to 990). TLS (FTPS) vs SSH (SFTP) FTPS (FTP encrypted with TLS) should not be confused with SFTP (SSH).
  • Follow below steps to configure TLS (FTPS) in FileZilla FTP Server and to use FileZilla FTP Client with TLS protection (FTPS) Step 1 - Open FileZilla Server administrator interface. Enter host IP address, port number for administrative interface and password (if available).

Plain text authentication (Clear Text Session) will no longer work on our Linux servers. For the Linux users, we would suggest using FTP clients like FileZilla, CuteFTP to upload their web contents. Below mentioned are the instructions to upload files/folders using the FileZilla FTP client.

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How do I disable TLS in the FileZilla FTP program?

We occasionally hear reports of the FileZilla FTP program getting stuck with a message saying “initializing TLS”, or getting errors soon after connecting, like this:

If this happens, it’s usually caused by either an outdated version of FileZilla, or because the firewall or router on your computer has trouble with TLS (a form of encryption) for FTP connections.

First of all, make sure you’re using the latest version of FileZilla (or try another free FTP program like Cyberduck).

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Also try enabling or disabling passive mode (that is, try switching it to the opposite of whatever it’s set to to start with).

If you still have trouble, the best way to avoid this problem and still keep your password secure is to use SFTP instead of normal FTP in FileZilla. SFTP should not have the same problem.

If you want or need to continue to use plain FTP for some reason, you can disable TLS encryption.

Disabling TLS may make it possible for eavesdroppers in a Wi-Fi cafe or similar environment to intercept your password. Using SFTP is a more secure solution.
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Disabling TLS in FileZilla

To disable TLS encryption in FileZilla, you’ll need to add the site in the “Site Manager” (instead of using the QuickConnect method).

1. Open the Site Manager

Click the File menu and choose Site Manager.

2. Enter the new site settings

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Enter these settings:

Host:ftp.tigertech.net
Protocol:FTP — File Transfer Protocol
Encryption:Only use plain FTP (insecure)
Logon Type:Normal
User:example.com
Password:your main account password

When you’re finished, the screen should look like this:

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3. Connect to the server

Each time you want to connect to the server, simply open the Site Manager again and click Connect.

What’s the technical reason that FTP with TLS doesn’t work on some firewalls or routers?

FTP uses two connections to work properly. The first connection handles commands like “Send me file X” or “Show me the list of files in the Y directory”, and a second connection is then opened to actually send the file or directory listing.

Some firewalls and routers block the second connection by default, which would prevent FTP from working. To solve this problem, they examine the commands sent in the first connection to know when to allow the second one. But if you enable TLS/SSL for the first connection, the firewall can’t see the contents of it because of the encryption, and it doesn’t know that it should allow the second connection.

Disabling SSL/TLS fixes this because the firewall can see the contents of the first connection and properly allow the second connection.

Alternately, using SFTP fixes it a different way: Because SFTP only uses a single connection and doesn’t need a second connection at all, your firewall or router setup doesn’t matter.

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Overview

Among the various free FTP programs available to download on the internet for Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux, Bluehost recommends Filezilla. It can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.filezilla-project.org.

What You Need

  1. A Bluehost hosting account.
  2. Filezilla installed and running on your computer.
  3. Your FTP username and password
  4. A domain that points to your Bluehost hosting account or your server's IP address.

The Site Manager

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To create a connection in FileZilla, you will need to use the site manager.

  1. Click File and open the Site Manager.
  2. Click the New Site button.
  3. Enter a name for the new site.
  4. Enter the following settings:
    • Host: Your Domain Name or server IP address.
    • Port: 21
    • Protocol: FTP - File Transfer Protocol
    • Encryption: Use plain FTP
    • Logon Type: Ask for Password
    • User: Your control panel username or the username of an FTP account
  5. Click the Transfer Settings tab. Then select the Limit number of simultaneous connections checkbox and set the limit to 8.
  6. Click the Connect button.
  7. You will be prompted for your password; enter it, and click OK.

Once you click connect, it should connect to the server and allow you to download and upload files by dragging and dropping files and folders between the local and remote site sections.

Connecting

After setting up your website in Site Manager, you can open Site Manager and click the connect button. You will not have to enter your settings again.