Error when i FTP using File zilla

Everytime i try to FTP from File Zilla i get the following error Error: Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server Error: Could not connect to server

How do i ftp and transfer my files.

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If you are trying to FTP into your droplet; this will not work. The protocol you need to use is SFTP and / or SSH. If you would like to use FTP you would need to setup a FTP service. And like said above, if you created a droplet without an SSH key but with a generated password you will have to change the password the first time you login. You have to use the SSH protocol for this.