FTP (short for File Transfer Protocol), is among the most widely used methods of transmitting website files between a computer system and a server. Using an FTP client like FileZilla, you can establish a connection to your web hosting account and drag & drop files or entire directories in either direction and the software itself will cope with the rest. There’re a number of pluses of employing FTP, among them the option to restart a download/upload when there is some problem with the connection and the ability to set up different FTP accounts. With the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can access only particular folders in your hosting account, but no other folders, emails or other information, which makes it the ideal option particularly when you have to give a web designer access, for example. You can also use an FTP account with famous website building apps like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and upload the websites that you have created directly from them, without having to resort to any third-party software.