FTP, which is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, represents the most famous method for transferring web content to a web hosting account. With an FTP software program that’s installed on your desktop or laptop computer, you can establish a connection to your hosting server and copy all the files that you want with a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can do this using a simple-to-use GUI and it is as easy as dragging ‘n’ dropping the files in question. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you’re able to set up separate FTP accounts, each with a different level of access to your web space, so if you must provide a third party with access, for instance – a designer, they will be able to connect only to one specific directory and will not be able to view the remaining web content or any other information, such as private details. Three things are necessary to be able to make an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually a domain or an IP address, a username and a password.