FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol, represents the most popular means for transmitting web files to a hosting account. With FTP client software that’s installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can establish a connection to your web hosting server and copy all of the web files that you want with a few clicks of the mouse. You can do this using an easy-to-use graphical interface and it is as easy as dragging ‘n’ dropping the files in question. The advantage of using FTP is that you’re able to set up separate accounts, each one with a different level of access to your online storage space, so if you’d like to grant someone access, for instance – a designer, they’ll be able to connect only to one particular folder and will not be able to view the remaining web content or any other information, including private details. Three things are obligatory to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually an IP address or a domain name, a user name and a password.