FTP (short for File Transfer Protocol), is among the most widespread means of sending files between a computer and a web server. With an FTP client program such as FileZilla, you can establish a connection to your hosting account and drag & drop files or entire directories in both directions and the software will handle the rest. There are a number of advantages of employing FTP, including the ability to restart a download/upload when there is some problem with the connection and the option to have different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can create FTP users that can access only particular folders in your hosting account, but no other folders, emails or other info, which makes it the very best option if you need to grant a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with famous web design applications such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and upload the sites that you’ve created directly from them, without the need to resort to third-party software.