FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular method of sending files between a home computer and a server. Using an FTP client program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can make a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the program window. All you’ll have to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by many users because you can create different FTP accounts and each of them can be restricted to connect to just one single directory on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can complete their job without being able to view any other folder in the website hosting account. Plus, the availability of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create numerous Internet sites with web design tools like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their specific directories on the server.