What is FTP? Well, it simply stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP allows you to upload and download files from your personal computer to your web server or vice versa. If you have a website, setting up FTP to transfer your files will make your life easier. There is a plenty of FTP software available on the Internet. Some of them are Free while others require you to pay. I personally love to use FireFTP because it is Free. It comes with FireFox with Google Toolbar.
Most servers provide a FTP account that you can set it up online. I use midPhase as my web host. Its forum provided an informative FTP tutorial. I followed its instructions and set up my FireFTP account. They are pretty straightforward. If you like to use FireFTP like me, you can set up your FTP by following these step-by-step instructions here. After that enjoy uploading or downloading files by exploring it.
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