FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – a quite popular method for uploading and downloading web files between a home computer and a web server. With an FTP program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can connect to the server and view its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the main program window. All you will have to do to send files or whole directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by plenty of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to connect to just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for example, can do their job without being able to see any other content in your website hosting account. Also, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to build multiple websites using web design applications like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.