FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol, is one of the most famous ways to exchange website files between a computer system and a server. With FTP software such as FileZilla, you can make a connection to your website hosting account and drag & drop files or entire folders in both directions and the software will deal with all the rest. There’re several pluses of employing File Transfer Protocol, including the ability to restart an upload/download in case there is some problem with the connection or the option to use different FTP accounts. With the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can access only specific folders in your hosting account, but no other folders, e-mails or other info, which makes it the best option particularly if you have to give a web designer access, for example. You can also use an FTP account with popular web design tools like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the websites that you’ve created directly from them, without having to resort to any third-party software.