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.
non-root sudo useror 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.
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.