FTP is how most people transfer files to and from their website so they they can viewed on the internet. Generally it involves a piece of software called an FTP client that you install on your local computer. e.g. Filezilla, WSFTP, CuteFTP. After configuring this software with your FTP information, you can upload/download your website files.
Webopedia: Short for File Transfer Protocol, the protocol for exchanging files over the Internet. FTP works in the same way as HTTP for transferring Web pages from a server to a user's browser and SMTP for transferring electronic mail across the Internet in that, like these technologies, FTP uses the Internet's TCP/IP protocols to enable data transfer.
FTP is most commonly used to download a file from a server using the Internet or to upload a file to a server (e.g., uploading a Web page file to a server).
Other Topics in FTP
- Adding and Editing a FTP Accounts
- Automatic Login
- File Directory Structure
- FTP Clients
- How can I find my FTP information?
- I can't upload/download!
- My FTP password does not work!
- Using your Internet Explorer Browser as your FTP Client