FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol, is one of the most widely used ways to exchange files between a computer system and a web server. With an FTP software program such as FileZilla, you can connect to your hosting account and drag & drop files or whole directories in either direction and the software itself will take care of all the rest. There are several pluses of employing FTP, including the possibility to restart a download/upload in case there’s some problem with the FTP connection or the ability to create different FTP accounts. With the latter option, you can create FTP users that can access only certain folders in your hosting account, but no other folders, e-mails or other information, which makes it the perfect option when you need to give a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with popular website building apps such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the website content that you have created directly from them, without having to use 3rd-party software.