FTP is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol – a pretty popular way to transfer web files between a computer and a server. Using an FTP program like CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can set up a connection to the server and see its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All you will have to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to select 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 do their job without being able to access any other content in your website hosting account. Also, the presence of different FTP accounts will also allow you to create multiple sites using web design applications such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their specific directories on the server.