FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular method of transferring files between a computer system and a server. With an FTP client program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can establish 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 folders in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is preferred by plenty of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each of them can be restricted to access just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can complete their job without being able to access any other content in the website hosting account. Furthermore, the availability of different FTP accounts will also allow you to create multiple websites with web design apps like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their corresponding folders on the server.