FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, represents the most popular means of uploading web content to a web hosting account. Using an FTP software app that is pre-installed on your desktop or laptop computer, you can set up a connection to your website hosting server and copy all the website files that you need with a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can do this using an intuitive interface and it is as simple as dragging ‘n’ dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using FTP is the fact that you’re able to set up separate FTP accounts, each with a different level of access to your online storage space, so if you’d like to give somebody access, for instance – a designer, they will be able to connect only to a particular directory and will not be able to access the rest of your content or any other info, including personal details. Three things are obligatory to be able to connect via FTP – a hostname, which is normally a domain or an IP, a username and a password.