How to connect to Bluehost via FTP

Olga Weis

FTP – File Transfer Protocol – is an Internet protocol for standardization of online file transfer between computers through TCP/IP connection. It allows connecting to online software archives, transmitting files between computer accounts as well as between an account and a computer. The more popular an FTP server is, the harder it may be to log on especially at peak hours. Once you have logged in to your FTP you can download, upload, remove, copy and rename files there.

At some times it is possible to use an Internet browser as an FTP client for Mac to work with an FTP server. It will connect you to FTP and let you transmit files up to a certain point, however as it is not an actual FTP program, so don't expect high speed from it and a reliable connection as you can get with dedicated FTP utility. When working on Mac, choose a well performing Mac FTP client to achieve a desired speed and connection quality.

If you are currently in the process of creating a website and decided to use Bluehost solution to carry your website to the top, you'll need to create an account there and pay a hosting fee. To connect to Bluehost via FTP you can use Commander One software that doubles as a dual-panel file manager and an FTP client for Mac.

Of course you can google FTP tools before you make your choice, using all sorts of criteria, like 'FTP Mac OS', 'Free FTP client Mac', 'Mac OS FTP client', 'Best Mac FTP client', however keep in mind that not everything you can find out there will be of a good quality and developed by respectable software company.

We enjoyed Commander One and can recommend it as a universal solution

As mentioned above this tool has two panels, which already makes file management super easy and visual, and each panel allows an unlimited number of tabs. This means you can open all directories, file storages and cloud accounts mounted in Commander One without the need to close them every time you are switching to a new folder.

Additionally to being a great FTP file manager Commander One supports numerous other cloud storages and remote servers. It supports FTP, FTPS, and SFTP protocols. Mount and open FTP just as a local drive and work with your FTP files just as if they were stored on computer.

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Commander One

Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 19.75MB size
Version 1.7.4(2445) (21st Sep, 2017) Release notes
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