FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Applications

24 February 2009

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol - the protocol used to connect to a web server in order to transfer files, either uploading to the web server or downloading from the web server.

When you have a wed domain hosted on a web server you will either need to create an FTP account in order to transfer files, or an FTP account will already be setup for you.

You will need the FTP host, username, password and in some cases the remote folder (the folder on the web server that you will be connecting to).

Once you have these details you need an application in order to connect.

You can FTP to a web server direct from Microsoft Windows if you open any Windows Explorer window, display the address bar and then type in ftp:// followed by your FTP host address plus any remote folders that you need to connect to. Next a dialog box will pop-up and ask for your username and password.

Or other applications I've used include

Or the one that I use 99% of the time is built in to Macromedia Dreamweaver, which now the newer version Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is out.

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