What is File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

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What is File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

What is FTP and How Do I Use FTP?

FTP is a way to transfer files between hosts over the internet. It is especially helpful as a way to upload or download files to or from a site quickly. To make an FTP connection you can use a standard Web browser (Google, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) or an FTP Client.  An FTP Client is a software designed to transfer files back-and-forth between two computers over the Internet. It needs to be installed on your computer and can only be used with a live connection to the Internet.  When using an FTP client such as Filezilla it is a simple process to transfer files. Generally FTP clients are divided into two panes so the process can simply be completed by dragging and dropping from your computer to your cloud server.    Atlantic.Net offers many hosting solutions from managed cloud hosting to our popular selection of one-click applications.


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