FTP is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol – a pretty popular method for sending files between a computer and a web server. Using an FTP software program like FileZilla or CuteFTP, you can make a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the program window. All you’ll need to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is preferred by a lot of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to connect to just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for example, can carry out their job without accessing any other folder in your hosting account. What’s more, the presence of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create numerous websites using web design applications such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.