FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular way to transmit website files between a computer system and a web server. With an FTP client program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can establish a connection to the server and check its content in one pane, whereas the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the program window. All it takes to send files or whole folders in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by numerous users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to access just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for example, can do their task without accessing any other directory in the website hosting account. Also, the availability of different FTP accounts will also permit you to build numerous Internet sites using web design apps such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their corresponding folders on the server.