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What is the FTP protocol?

The FTP protocol

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. File Transfer Protocol is a type of connection that can be used to transfer files via Transmission Control (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP). FTP can be used to connect to a server you own and interact with its files.

There are several ways to interact with a website that you have access to or own. You can use the control panel (cPanel), a dashboard of the content management system (for example Wordpress)) or FTP access.

If you have FTP access to a server, you can connect to it using an FTP client (like Filezilla) or a command line. This connection will allow you to manage files and directories to which you have access. You will be able to create, modify or delete files and/or directories using this FTP access.

FTP also makes it easy to upload large volumes of files to your server. It allows you to resume the download process if you encounter problems with the server or the connection during the execution.

Updated on: 07/03/2023

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