Change File And Folder Permissions Using FileZilla

Change permissions using FileZilla


The Filezilla software program is a free-to-use FTP utility. It allows the user to transfer local computer file to the remote computer. Filezilla is available in both client side and server side versions. Filezilla supports different operating systems like Windows, macOS, and Linux. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS protocols.

Every file and folder that exists on your web server has a set of permissions that you can change using Filezilla. Each file and folder has three basic permission types

  1. Read permission, whether the file and folder are readable by the web server.
  2. Write permission, whether the file and folder are writable by the web server.
  3. Execute permission, whether the file and folder are executable by the web server.

Each set permissions has a numerical code assigned to it, it helps the user to identify what type of permissions are assigned to that file or folder. Default file and folder permission in a cPanel server are 644 and 755 respectively.

Steps to Change file permission using Filezilla:

Kindly follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Connect to your FileZilla using your FTP credentials.

Step 2: Locate the directory where the folder and file are uploaded.

Step 3: Right-click on the folder or file and select the option ‘File Permissions’.

Step 4: Enter the permission number in the numeric value field. Once completed, Click the OK button to save the changes.



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