Open FileZilla by clicking on the shortcut icon that was created during installation.
The FileZilla interface is divided into different sections.
On the left side we can see the files and folders on our local computer.
This makes it easy to browse for specific files that we need to upload to our server.
Since we haven't established a connection to our production server yet, the area at the top and right side will be blank. We will go over those in a moment.
At the top of the interface we have our main menu, a set of shortcut icons and a quick connect bar.
The first step in uploading a file or folder to our production server is to create a connection configuration that will allow us to connect to our production server.
To do so, click the File menu and select "Site Manager".
The site manager allows us to store multiple connection configurations. This is useful if you work with many different websites, stored on different servers.
You can see here, that we have six configurations setup.
If this is your first time working with FileZilla you will not have any yet.
To create a Connection, click on the "New Site" button.
Now give your connection a name, relevant to the server you are connecting to.
Let's go ahead and call it "MyLinode".
On the right side, we need to configure some parameters pertaining to this connection.
First we need to provide the host name. This is the IP address for the server.
Login to your Linode account, and copy the IP address corresponding to the MyLinode server. Paste it into the Host field.
Leave the port empty, so it uses the default FTP port 21.
Set the Protocol to SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol.
This method of file transfer is much more secure, then the regular file transfer protocol.
For Logon Type select, Key File.
You will recall that earlier, we generated a key pair to establish a SSH connection to our server using Putty or Terminal.
We will need to load the private key which we saved on our desktop.
Once that's loaded, type bob for the username, since that's the only user we setup on our server.
With our configuration settings complete, we can now connect to the server.
Click the Connect button.
You will be prompted to enter your Passphrase. Remember we set this up when we created our Key Pair to login to our Production server.