How To Install FileZilla on Debian 9

Install FileZilla on Debian 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of FileZilla on your Debian 9 server. For those of you who didn’t know, FileZilla is the most popular cross-platform, opensource FTP client. FileZilla works as an FTP, FTPS, and SFTP client with many features and an intuitive graphical user interface.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of FileZilla on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.

FileZilla features

  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS), and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, and more
  • Available in multiple languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Tabbed user interface
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable transfer speed limits
  • Directory comparison
  • Network configuration wizard
  • Remote file editing
  • Synchronized directory browsing
  • Remote file search

Install FileZilla on Debian 9 Stretch

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing FileZilla.

Run the beneath commands to install Filezilla:

apt-get install filezilla -y

We can use the GUI icon to start FileZilla in our system or using the below command on the terminal:


Install FileZilla on Debian 9

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FileZilla. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing FileZilla on Ubuntu Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official FileZilla website.

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