Add Files to Your Student or Faculty Web Space Using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Client

IMPORTANT:  In order to use FileZilla to update your UTRGV Web Space from off campus, you must first establish a VPN Connection

To add files using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client, you will first need to download an FTP client software program. FileZilla is a free FTP client software program available for download. However, you can use any FTP client program that supports FTP over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Step 1. Download FileZilla

  1. Go to this link
    (The download link on the Filezilla home page may include bundled offers.)
  2. Select the file for your platform from the Client Download list, (i.e., Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.).  
  3. Click Download.
    • NOTE: If you are having problems with the download, click direct link or try another mirror.
  4. When the download is complete, click Run in the Open File—Security Warning dialog box.
    • NOTE: Administrative privileges are required to run and install FileZilla. If you are using a University computer, use CyberArk or submit a Service Request in ServiceNow or contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.
  5. Click Run in the File Download box to begin the installation.
  6. Read the License Agreement, then click I agree.
  7. Click Next until you get to Install.
  8. Click Install.
  9. Click Finish.

Step 2. Enter Settings for FileZilla

  1. Create a VPN Connection to the campus network. 
  2. Open FileZilla.
    • From the Windows search field at bottom left, search for and select FileZilla.
  3. Click File, then Site Manager.
  4. Click New Site.
  5. Enter a name for the new site (Example: studentweb).
  6. Enter Settings for the following fields:
    • Host:
      • For Students: Enter
      • For Faculty: Enter
    • Logon Type. Select Normal.
    • User. Enter your UTRGV email (Example:
    • Password. Enter your UTRGV password.
      • NOTE: A directory window will appear.

Step 3. Add Files to Your Web Space Using FileZilla

The directory window has two columns:

  • Local Site: Stores your working files.
  • Remote Site: Stores your online files.

To add files to your Web Space website:

Drag and drop files from the Local Site (working files) to the Remote Site (online files).

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