FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – a pretty popular method of uploading and downloading web files between a PC and a server. With an FTP program such as FileZilla or CuteFTP, you can make a connection to the server and check its content in one pane, while the files on your PC will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All it takes to send files or whole directories in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by lots of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each of them can be restricted to access just one directory on the server, so a designer, for instance, can fulfill their job without accessing any other content in your hosting account. What’s more, the availability of different FTP accounts will also permit you to build multiple sites with web design applications like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.