FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is the most famous means for uploading web files to a hosting account. Using an FTP software application that’s installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can make a connection to your website hosting server and copy all of the web files that you want with a few clicks. You can do this via an easy-to-navigate interface and it is as easy as dragging & dropping the files in question. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you’ll be able to create several accounts, each with a different level of access to your web space, so if you would like to give somebody access, for example – a designer, they’ll be able to connect only to one specific directory and won’t be able to view the remaining web content or any other information, including private details. Three things are needed in order to be able to make an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain name or an IP address, a user name and a password.