FTP, which is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, is among the most widely used means of transmitting website files between a PC and a web server. Using an FTP program like FileZilla, you can make a connection to your web hosting account and drag ‘n’ drop files or entire folders in both directions and the software itself will take care of all the rest. There are several pluses of using FTP, among them the possibility to resume a download/upload in case there’s some problem with the connection or the possibility to use different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can create FTP users that can access only specific folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, e-mails or other information, which makes it the best solution especially when you have to give a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with popular website building apps such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the websites that you have created straight from them, without the need to use third-party software.