FTP is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular method of sending files between a computer system and a server. Using an FTP program like FileZilla or CuteFTP, you can make a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, whereas the files on your computer will be shown in another pane within the program window. All you’ll have to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is preferred by many users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each of them can be limited to connect to just one single directory on the server, so a web designer, for example, can do their job without accessing any other directory in your website hosting account. Furthermore, the presence of different FTP accounts will also permit you to create multiple websites using web design apps like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their corresponding folders on the server.