This guide gives you a short overview on how to use FileZilla client. By default you don't have to configure FileZilla, so you can start directly working with the program. Connecting to an FTP server Using the Quick Connect bar To connect to an FTP server, enter the address of the server into the host field of the Quickconnect bar (e.g. example.com - see image below). If it is a special server type like an SFTP server, add the protocol in front of the address. Please notice that the Quick Connect is for... quick connections - so there is no way to edit the quick connections list which stores the last 10 entries. Quick Connect is good for testing the login info before making a site manager entry. Using Site Manager You can use the FileZilla Site Manager to specify specific site parameters and connect to the targeted FTP site. Special case: Servers in LAN If the server you are connecting to is in your home LAN, then there is not an address (domain name) as you may know from the Internet. 1.