FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – a pretty popular way to transmit files between a PC and a web server. With an FTP client program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can make a connection to the server and see its content in one pane, whereas the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All you need to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is preferred by many users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to access just one folder on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can carry out their job without being able to access any other content in your website hosting account. Furthermore, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create numerous websites using web design apps such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their specific directories on the server.