Install it through Eclipse itself.
These instructions may vary slightly with your version of Eclipse:
Go to ‘Help’ -> ‘Install New Software’ (in older Eclipses, this is called something a bit different)
In the ‘Work with:’ drop-down, select your version’s plugin release site. Example: for Neon, this is
In the filter field, type ‘remote’.
Check the box next to ‘Remote System Explorer End-User Runtime’
Click ‘Next’, and accept the terms. It should now download and install.
After install, Eclipse may want to restart.
Using it, in Eclipse:
Window -> Open Perspective -> Select ‘Other’ -> Remote System Explorer
File -> New -> Other -> Remote System Explorer (folder) -> Connection (or type Connection into the filter field)
Choose FTP from the ‘Select Remote System Type’ panel.
Fill in your FTP host info in the next panel (username and password come later).
In the Remote Systems panel, right-click the hostname and click ‘connect’.
Enter username + password and it’s DONE!