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This article covers how to configure a site in CuteFTP and assumes that you have already logged in to your Hosted.com Dashboard, and installed CuteFTP on your computer. These are the steps to establish a connection with the remote server.

Steps to Configure a Site in CuteFTP

1. To configure CuteFTP, first open it on your device.

2. Click the “Site Manager” tab.

3. Right-click on “General FTP Sites”.

4. Hover over “New” and select “Folder” from the drop down menu.

New Site

5. Name the New Folder, should you be a developer or designer and have multiple clients’ website, it is advisable to ensure consistency and clarity in folder name formats.

New Folder Name

6. Right-click on the newly created folder.

7. Hover over “New” and select for “FTP Site” from the drop down menu.

8. The “Site Properties” window will open where you can enter in a “Label” for the new FTP site.

New FTP Site Properties

9. Input “Host address” – this can be ftp.yourdomain.com, yourdomain.com or you can utilize the IP address method if your domain name’s propagation is still pending.

10. Input “Username” and “Password” – the ones that correspond to your hosting account. Note: The Host address  or the IP address.

11. Click “OK” once done.

Host Address Username and Password

12. To connect to the new site, select it from the left hand menu and click the “Connect” icon.


13. To close the FTP connection, click the “Disconnect” icon.


You have successfully configured your website in CuteFTP, should you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to our Support Team.

Additional Information:

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Clients

An FTP client is a software application that helps you transfer files between various locations. It is designed to be easy to use, even if you have never used an FTP client before. They can transfer almost any file type, including text, audio, image, and video files.

In addition to file transfers, FTP clients generally have a range of features that make file management more efficient and safer. These features include secure file transfers, data encryption, and editing files directly on a server, without having to download them. They can handle multiple simultaneous transfers and they support a range of character sets for non-English characters, like Japanese, Chinese and Arabic.

What is CuteFTP?

When using CuteFTP to access your web site, you will find that this entry-level FTP client greatly simplifies the task of basic FTP file transfers. CuteFTP, like all FTP clients, is software that helps users transfer files between different locations. For example, to download files from your computer to a website or upload files from your web hosting account to your computer.

It is designed to be easy to use, even if you have never used an FTP client before. CuteFTP has many features that make it a powerful tool for managing your files, such as secure file transfers, data encryption, and scripting options. It can handle up to 100 concurrent transfers.

More information refer to our Knowledgebase Article: How to Upload Files Using CuteFTP.

How To Manage Files In CuteFTP

How To Upload Files Using CuteFTP

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