When you are an administrator, you need some tools to do your job 😉 In order to managing your websites, you should consider to use these tools.
1. SSh/Telnet client:
Help you connect to roots server and manage your server with commands.
My favorite ssh client is Putty, its FREE and you can download here: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
To access your root server, you must have: ips, connect Port (default:22) , password and username (default:root)
2. FTP Clients:
Sometime you need to connect to root directory of your host to upload/download website source, you can do this via Files Manager feature of your web control panel (Cpanel, kloxo, Directadmin…) but with FTP clients, everything is easier without web browsers.
Example: Filezilla (FREE) or CuteFTP (License) ….
FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.
Official website and its features: http://filezilla-project.org/client_features.php
Supported platforms: Linux, windows, Mac OS X
To access FTP server, you must have: ips, Port: 23, password and username