FTP is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol – en extremely popular method for transferring web files between a home computer and a web server. Using an FTP client program such as FileZilla or CuteFTP, you can set up a connection to the server and check its content in one pane, whereas the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the main program window. All you’ll need to do to send files or whole directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by plenty of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to access just one single directory on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can carry out their job without being able to view any other directory in the hosting account. What’s more, the presence of different FTP accounts will also allow you to build numerous websites using web design apps such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.