What is FTP

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and as the description states it is used for transferring files over the Internet. FTP has been around for a long time (longer than the web wide web) and is still the best and quickest way to transfer large amounts of files on the Internet. FTP is also the most popular way for web site designers to upload their sites to the Internet, currently UK Shop Index uses FTP to upload new pages and updates. Of course to use FTP you need a FTP software package. You can find great FTP packages which are free to download and use such as WS_FTP and FTP packages such as CuteFTP which cost no more than £30.

 

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