How To: Install and Configure FileZilla

Overview

The ResPower Super/Farm™ proudly supports the use of free, legal software, including FileZilla, to access its service.  This tutorial discusses how to install FileZilla, and to configure it for use with the ResPower Super/Farm.

Before we get started, there are some minor things to cover:

  • If your computer belongs to a corporation with an IT department or network administrator, please contact the appropriate individual there to get whatever permissions may be necessary to install FileZilla at your facility.
  • FileZilla has both Windows and OSX versions. This tutorial covers the Windows version. Hopefully we will be able to add an OSX tutorial in the near future.
  • FileZilla is free software. ResPower will assist you in configuring it to work with the ResPower.com site. If you want to use it for other purposes, please do not ask for our assistance. There are support forums available at the FileZilla homepage for that purpose.

There are a few simple steps involved with installing FileZilla:

  • Navigate the FileZilla Website to Get the Latest Version
  • Download the latest version
  • Install the latest version
  • Configure FileZilla to work with ResPower.com

Navigate to the FileZilla Website to Get the Latest Version

First, open the following page in a separate browser tab or window: http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/ (Note: If your browser supports tabs, and most do, simply clicking on the link will open it in a new tab.)

Once on the FileZilla page, simply click on the “Download” link as highlighted in Figure 1. Make sure you choose the Client and not Server versions.

Figure 1

Figure 1

At the next screen, click on the link as highlighted in Figure 2.

Figure 2

Figure 2

 

Install FileZilla

Once the download has completed, double-click on it to start the installation.

On the License Agreement page of the installer, click the “I Agree” button as indicated in Figure 3.

Figure 3

Figure 3

 

On the “Choose Components” page of the installer, click the “Next” button as indicated in Figure 4.

Figure 4

Figure 4

On the “Choose Install Location” page of the installer, click the “Next” button as indicated in Figure 5.

Figure 5

Figure 5

On the “Choose Start Menu Folder” page of the installer, click the “Next” button as indicated in Figure 6.

Figure 6

Figure 6

When FileZilla’s installation is complete, it is time to configure FileZilla to work with ResPower.

Configure FileZilla to work with ResPower.com

Launch FileZilla. It should look similar to Figure 7.

Figure 7

Figure 7

Click on the File menu and choose “Site Manager” as shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8

Figure 8

Click on “New Site” (Figure 9).

Figure 9

Figure 9

Under My Sites, as highlighted in Figure 10, a new site will appear with the name “New Site.” Change that to www.respower.com.

Figure 10

Figure 10

 

Next, type in www.respower.com for the Host and the port is 21. (Figure 11)

Figure 11

Figure 11

 

Logon type is Normal, as shown in Figure 12.

Figure 12

Figure 12

 

User and password are the same as your respower account. (Figure 13)

Figure 13

Figure 13

 

Once you have your account information set, click OK. (Figure 14)

Figure 14

Figure 14

 

Now, to connect to ResPower, just click the connect button as shown in Figure 15.

Figure 15

Figure 15

 

If everything is set up correctly, you should see a renders folder and a source folder. (Figure 16) The source folder is where you will put all of the files you need for your rendering job. The renders folder is where you will pick up your output.

Figure 16

Figure 16

 

Once you are done, disconnecting is easy. Just go to the Server menu and click on disconnect. (Figure 17)

Figure 17

Figure 17

 

About Rebecca

Like Tempest, I have a degree in Animation and Game Design from Virgina College. We graduated together and Rio is not far behind! I like modeling buildings (all kinds, not just castles) and the furnishings to go inside. In my spare time (what little there is) I paint, model, write, create mods and custom content for The Sims 3, and play all kinds of games on my PC, Wii, and PS3.
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