FTP, which is short for File Transfer Protocol, represents one of the most popular means of exchanging web files between a PC and a web server. Using FTP client software like FileZilla, you can establish a connection to your website hosting account and drag ‘n’ drop files or whole directories in both directions and the software will do the rest. There are a number of pros of using FTP, among them the option to resume a download/upload if there is a problem with the connection or the option to set up different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can connect only to particular folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, email accounts or any other information, which makes it the ideal solution in case you have to grant a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with popular web design tools such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the Internet sites that you’ve created straight from them, without having to make use of third-party software.