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uploadHello There,

Hope you are enjoying our series of tutorials and that your CuteFTP skills are improving every day.

If you are reading this and do not yet own a copy or are simply curious, CuteFTP is a File Transfer Protocol client that is used to transfer files from your computer to other File Transfer Protocol servers, be it downloading images, music or software, or transferring small or large files, CuteFTP gets the job done always. Read more…

For CuteFTP newbies out there who are still on the verge of learning the ABC’s of CuteFTP.  I’m happy to give you this tutorial about one of the very basic functions of CuteFTP -  ‘to upload files’.  You may also check out all our other tutorials in the previous posts once you have a hang of this one.

In this tutorial, I’m using CuteFTP Home but you can use the same steps in case you are using CuteFTP Lite, Professional or Mac.

Before you can start uploading files to a web server, you should create an FTP site.

How do you Create an FTP Site?

– There are three ways to create a new FTP site:


1. File > New > FTP Site;

2. Click on the New button on top > FTP Site; or

3. Press CTRL + N on your keyboard


– Next Complete the the following:

1. Your desired Label.

2. Your Host Address, it can be a domain (i.e. www.example.com) or an IP address like 111.222.333.444. (This can be obtained from your hosting company)

3. The Username and Password of that host. (also obtain from your hosting company if you do not already have this info)

4. Comments (optional)

– Click Connect

Once you are successfully connected to the FTP site, you should see all the contents of the FTP site on the the right-hand side.  Now, you are ready to upload files.



– There are two ways to upload a file:

1.  Drag-and-drop the files you want to upload.

Just click on a file > hold down the left mouse button > drag the file to the Web server side > and drop it in the folder you want.

2. On the left-hand side (files on your local disk (computer), click on a file > click the right mouse button > select Upload.


You will see the upload progress as show in the image above, when it’s already 100% that means the upload was successful and you will then see the uploaded file on the Web server side.

Congratulations! You made it!

Until Next Time stay connected for our next Tutorial 😉

Peter – Your CuteFTP Guide