FTP, which denotes File Transfer Protocol, represents the most famous method for transmitting content to a web hosting account. Using an FTP client that is installed on your desktop computer or laptop, you can connect to your website hosting server and copy all of the web files that you want with a few clicks of the mouse. You can do this via an easy-to-use graphical interface and it is as easy as dragging ‘n’ dropping the files in question. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you’re able to set up several accounts, each with a different level of access to your online storage space, so if you want to provide a 3rd party with access, for instance – a web designer, they’ll be able to connect only to a specific directory and won’t be able to view the rest of your content or any other information, including personal details. Three prerequisites are needed to be able to connect via FTP – a hostname, which is normally an IP or a domain, a username and a password.