FTP, which is short for File Transfer Protocol, is the most popular method of transmitting website files to a web hosting account. With an FTP software application that is installed on your desktop PC or laptop, you can connect to your web hosting server and copy all the web files that you want with a few mouse clicks. This is done via a simple-to-navigate GUI and it is as easy as dragging ‘n’ dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you can set up several accounts, each one with a different level of access to your web space, so if you must grant someone access, for example – a web designer, they’ll be able to connect only to one specific folder and will not be able to see the remaining content or any other info, including personal details. Three prerequisites are obligatory to be able to make an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually a domain name or an IP, a username and a password.