How To Install Filezilla on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Filezilla on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Filezilla on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, FileZilla is the most popular cross-platform, open-source 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 the step-by-step installation of Filezilla on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • An active internet connection.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Filezilla on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing FileZilla on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we add the PPA repository on Ubuntu Linux:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sicklylife/filezilla

Run the following commands in the terminal to install FileZilla FTP Client:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install filezilla

Step 3. Accessing Filezilla.

Once completes the installation of FileZilla on Ubuntu. Now we execute FileZilla from the command line as shown below:


We can also start FileZilla from the Ubuntu Dash. Click the Applications icon at the bottom right corner of the Desktop. It will show the list of applications installed on the system.

Install Filezilla on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Filezilla. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Filezilla FTP Client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS  Focal Fossa. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Filezilla website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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