FTP denotes File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular method of transferring web files between a computer and a web server. With an FTP client program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can set up 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 will need to do to send files or whole directories in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is preferred by a lot of users because you can create different FTP accounts and each of them can be restricted to connect to just one single folder on the server, so a web designer, for example, can complete their task without being able to access any other directory in your hosting account. Also, the presence of different FTP accounts will also permit you to build numerous websites with web design tools like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their specific folders on the server.