How to connect to GoDaddy via FTP

Olga Weis

Those who are reading this article probably already know what FTP is. But let us give a little insight to those, who are just getting introduced to this term. FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol. It is a standard Internet protocol for transmitting files between computers over TCP/IP connection. FTP can be used for exchanging the files between computer accounts, or between an account and a desktop machine, or accessing online software archives. With the help of FTP a user can download, upload, rename, move, delete and copy files on a server. To work with FTP server a user usually needs to log on.

GoDaddy Inc. is a publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company from the United States. If you need to find the best FTP client Mac in order to upload files via FTP to your GoDaddy account, read this article.

First of all you'll need a high-quality
Mac FTP client

GoDaddy via FTP

Make sure you know the type of your hosting account, so you can the correct set of instructions. Also your account has to be set up and you should have your hosting account (FTP) hostname, username and password at hand.

If you perform an online search with such criteria as 'ftp for mac', 'ftp client for mac', 'free ftp client for mac', and other similar search words, we bet you'll get tons of results leading you to download all sorts of software. Here we would like to recommend you a great file manager that makes your FTP server as accessible as any local disk on your computer.

Commander One developed by Eltima Software is a free dual panel file manager that tremendously simplifies working with loads of data. You can transfer files, copy and remove them in a visual two-panel interface that doesn't limit the number of tabs you can open in each panel.

GoDaddy via Commander One

Commander One also makes a great FTP program with its reliability, speed, and a friendly interface – one can view, copy from server to server, remove, create, and more. This FTP utility supports FTP, SFTP and FTPS protocols. What's especially convenient is that you can map your FTP server as a Mac disk and work with its contents as freely as you do with local files.

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Commander One

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