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What is FTP?

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Created 2011-08-09
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FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the simplest and most secure way to exchange files over the Internet.

An FTP Client is software that is designed to transfer files back-and-forth between two computers over the Internet. It needs to be installed on your computer and can only be used with a live connection to the Internet. In order to connect to your site you will need to know the host, username and password used for the FTP account. You should have been informed of this information by the hosting company when you created the account.

The classic FTP Client look is a two-pane design. The pane on the left displays the files on your computer and the pane on the right displays the files on the remote computer.

File transfers are as easy as dragging-and-dropping files from one pane to the other or by highlighting a file and clicking one of the direction arrows located between the panes.

There are many simple FTP clients available free such as CoffeeCup FTP or FileZilla.

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