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this article covers the how-tos to configure a site in WinSCP, which is a free File Transfer Protocol application, to establish a connection between your local computer and a remote server, typically your website’s hosting server is the first step.

By following the process below, you will be able to efficiently manage file transfers, updates, and other tasks related to your website’s files and directories.

WinSCP ensures seamless communication between your local environment and the remote server, enabling you to maintain and update your website effectively.

* Download WinSCP from WinSCP.net website.

This tutorial assumes you already have WinSCP running on your computer but have not yet connected to a remote server.

Configure a Site in WinSCP

1. Enter the Server Address under the Host name.

2. Keep the Port Number as it is.

3. Next, enter the Username and Password.

How To Configure A Site In WinSCP - Login

4. Now let’s “’Save” this session so we can access it again in the future without entering all the information again.

5. If you wish, you can check the option to “Save Password” so you don’t have to enter it again.

How To Configure A Site In WinSCP - Save Session

6. Here is our saved session. Let’s log in to the server by clicking Login.

How To Configure A Site In WinSCP - Login to Server

That’s it! We’ve successfully connected to our website via FTP , and the session is saved for future use.

7. To disconnect click “Session”

How To Configure A Site In WinSCP - Select Session

8. Then click “Disconnect”.

How To Configure A Site In WinSCP - Disconnect

The session was saved, and we can log in quicker the next time we connect to this remote server. Now you know how to configure your website in WinSCP.

Additional Information:

Benefits of Configuring A Website in WinSCP

WinSCP presents several additional benefits, here are a few of them:

  • Secure File Transfers – WinSCP supports secure protocols such as SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) and SCP (Secure Copy Protocol), ensuring that your data remains encrypted during transmission, enhancing security.
  • Graphical User Interface – WinSCP provides a user-friendly interface, allowing you to navigate and manage files on both your local computer and the remote server with ease.
  • Batch Operations – WinSCP enables you to perform batch operations such as uploading, downloading, and synchronizing multiple files or directories simultaneously, saving time and effort.
  • File Editing – With WinSCP, you can edit files directly on the remote server using your preferred text editor or integrated editor, streamlining the editing process.
  • Customization – WinSCP offers various customization options, allowing you to tailor the interface and functionality to suit your preferences and workflow.
  • Logging and Error Handling – WinSCP provides detailed logs and error messages, helping you troubleshoot connectivity issues or file transfer problems effectively.
  • Integration with Other Tools – WinSCP integrates seamlessly with other development tools and workflows, enhancing productivity and collaboration among team members.

How To Manage Files In WinSCP

How To Upload Files Using WinSCP

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