FTP (short for File Transfer Protocol), is the most popular method of uploading web files to a web hosting account. With an FTP client app that is installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can set up a connection to your website hosting server and copy all of the web files that you need with a couple of clicks. You can do this using an easy-to-work-with interface and it is as simple as dragging and dropping the files in question. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you are able to create several accounts, each one with a different level of access to your server space, so if you want to provide somebody with access, for example – a web designer, they will be able to access only a specific directory and won’t be able to see the remaining web content or any other info, including private details. Three things are mandatory in order to be able to connect via FTP – a hostname, which is normally a domain or an IP address, a username and a password.