FTP (short for File Transfer Protocol), is among the most widespread means for exchanging files between a computer system and a server. With an FTP client program such as FileZilla, you can make a connection to your hosting account and drag & drop files or whole directories in both directions and the software will do all the rest. There are a number of pros of using FTP, among them the ability to resume a download/upload in case there is a problem with the FTP connection or the option to use different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can create FTP users that can access only particular folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, email accounts or other info, which makes it the perfect solution especially if you need to grant a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with popular web design tools such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and upload the web content that you’ve created straight from them, without having to use 3rd-party software.