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What is File Transfers Protocol (FTP)?

by Iwan Price-Evans on Web technology • June 7, 2022

FTP stands for File Transfers Protocol. It is an internet protocol used to transfer files across networks. It was developed by IBM in 1973 as part of the ARPANET project.

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is an Internet protocol used to transfer files between computers on a network.

Why should I care about FTP?

If you are uploading large files to your website, FTP will allow you to do so more quickly than other methods. You can also use FTP to download files from your website.

Why use FTP?

FTP allows you to upload files directly to your server without having to go through a third party such as Google Drive or Dropbox. This means you do not have to worry about losing access to your files because you are using a cloud storage service.

How do I upload or download files using FTP?

To use FTP, you need to first log into your web host account. Then, you will need to find out what type of file system your website uses. If you are uploading a new image, then you would select “image/jpeg”. You will also need to specify where you want to save the file.