One of the big benefits and features of SmartFile is the ability to access your files through FTP or securely through FTPS, FTPES, or SFTP. SmartFile users can easily connect through any of these methods using their existing site URL, username, and password. I will walk you through how to connect to each through FileZilla. It’s very simple, so let’s get started!

1. When logged in thru FileZilla, select the site Manager icon in the far upper left hand of the toolbar.
2. Click ‘New Site’

FTP

Host: app.smartfile.com (or your custom subdomain)
Port: [Null. Filezilla will automatically fill in based on Protocol/Encryption.]
Protocol: FTP – File Transfer Protocol
Encryption: Use Plain FTP
User: [username]
Password: [password]
Account: [null]
Comments: [null]
Click ‘Connect’

FTPS

Host: app.smartfile.com (or your custom subdomain)
Port: [Null. Filezilla will automatically fill in based on Protocol/Encryption.]
Protocol: FTP – File Transfer Protocol
Encryption: Require implicit FTP over TLS (FTPS)
User: [username]
Password: [password]
Account: [null]
Comments: [null]
Click ‘Connect’. After clicking Connect, simply accept the corresponding key/certificate.

FTPES

Host: app.smartfile.com (or your custom subdomain)
Port: [Null. Filezilla will automatically fill in based on Protocol/Encryption.]
Protocol: FTP – File Transfer Protocol
Encryption: Require explicit FTP over TLS (FTPES)
User: [username]
Password: [password]
Account: [null]
Comments: [null]
Click ‘Connect’. After clicking Connect, simply accept the corresponding key/certificate.

SFTP

Host: app.smartfile.com (or your custom subdomain)
Port: [Null. Filezilla will automatically fill in based on Protocol/Encryption.]
Protocol: SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol
Encryption
User: [username]
Password: [password]
Account: [null]
Comments: [null]
Click ‘Connect’. After clicking Connect, simply accept the corresponding key/certificate.

That’s it, you are now connected to FTP, FTPS, FTPES, or SFTP in seconds. Drag and drop entire folder directories, manage files and folders, or upload unlimited size files. The connections will resume if you are disconnected, so that’s a big plus.

If you currently use or need a better secure FTP provider, try SmartFile for free. Our system is built on FTP and we provide the best user management and permissions for restricting access. Always remember to share smart!

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About Brian Kuntz

As the VP of Sales, my job is to expand SmartFile's presence domestically and internationally with companies and channel partners seeking an enterprise solution.

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