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, 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 Filezilla on a 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.

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 these following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing FileZilla on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we add PPA repository on Ubuntu Linux:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sicklylife/filezilla

Run the following commands in 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 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 Desktop. It will show the list of applications installed on the system.

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 to check the official Filezilla website.

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