How To: FTP Access to Download and Upload files

A brief guide to gaining FTP access to your server.

What does this article cover?

Gaining access to your Minecraft server files using:

  • The Multicraft FTP web client
  • An FTP client (using Filezilla as an example)


Using the Multicraft FTP client

Logging In

  1. Log into Multicraft: Click 'Minecraft Login' and enter your Multicraft username and password
  2. Go to your server: Click on your server in the list
  3. Go to the Files section: Click on 'Files' in the navigation panel on the left

    FTP File Access link

  4. Enter your Multicraft password and click on the 'Login' button
    FTP Password and details



  • Click on a sub-directory to view its contents
  • Click on the 'Up ..' directory to move back to a parent directory
  • Click on the 'Name', 'Type', 'Size', & 'Mod Time' column headers to sort the directory listing by those attributes
  • Click on a file name to download the file (not all filetypes can be downloaded at the moment)

    Multicraft FTP view


Modifying files

  • Text files can be edited by clicking on the 'Edit' link in the far right column

    Edit File

  • Select files using the checkboxes in the first column

    FTP Checkboxes

  • Click the 'Move' button to move selected files and folders to another folder
  • Click the 'Delete' button to remove selected files and folders, you will be asked for confirmation
  • Click on the 'Rename' button to rename selected files and folders

    Rename move and Remove

  • Use the 'All' column header to check or un-check all the files in the list


Adding Files and Folders

  • Click on the 'Create Directory' link to add a sub-directory to the directory you are currently viewing
  • Click on the 'Create File' link to add a text file to the directory you are currently viewing, you will be prompted for the file name and will have an editable text area

    Create Directory or File

Uploading files

  1. Click on the 'Upload' link to be taken to the Upload tool
  2. The target directory will default to the last directory you were viewing, use the 'List' button to change it
  3. Take note of the restrictions, if you want to upload large files or have a slow connection, you may have to use another FTP client
  4. To add a file, click the 'Choose File' button under 'Files to upload' to open a file chooser dialog. Click the 'Add Field' link to add more than one file
  5. You can also add archive files (eg zip, rar) Using the 'Archives to upload' buttons. These files will be uploaded and then extracted to the target directory. Handy for plugins with multiple files and directories
  6. Click on 'Submit' to initiate the upload



Using an FTP client [Filezilla]

Filezilla client download

Log in Using Quickconnect

Simply enter the Host, Username, Password and Port values for your FTP server into the bar at the top and click the 'Quickconnect' button.

FileZilla QuickConnect

Setting up an entry in the Site Manager

Either use the FileZilla XML Import file: Or enter the details manually:
  1. Open the Site Manager: From the menu choose 'File', then 'Site Manager...'. Alternatively click on the first icon in the toolbar
  2. Create a new entry: Click on the 'New Site' button, rename the entry to something suitable
  3. Enter the server details: In the General tab on the right, enter the 'Host' IP and 'Port' values. Then change the 'Logon Type' to 'Normal' and enter the 'Username' and 'Password'. Click OK
  4. To connect, either open the Site Manager and double click the server name on the left hand panel or select the server from the dropdown arrow next to the Site Manager icon on the main toolbar

Filezilla Site Manager

Using Filezilla

The main area of the Filezilla is split into 5 main panels.A directory browser and a directory listing for the local machine on the left, adirectory browser and a directory listing for the FTP server on the right, and a tabbed queue/status panel at the bottom.

Double-clicking a file on either side will upload/download a copy to the active directory on the other. Alternately, you can drag and drop files between the panels (and other windows if you opted to install the shell extension).

You can also queue files for transfer by right-clicking and selecting the 'Add Files to Queue' option. Process the queue using either: 'Transfer' and 'Process Queue' from the menu, Ctrl+P, or right-clicking the bottom panel and choosing 'Process Queue'. Queued items can be removed by right clicking on them and selecting 'Remove Selected'.



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