What is FTP?

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, a set of rules for transferring files on the internet. Some web browsers have a built-in FTP client, but there are also separate apps dedicated to FTP. These come in the form of command line interfaces and graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

How does FTP work?

FTP allows the transfer of files directly to and from a server. One party is the server while the other is considered the client (even if it’s another server).

Connecting to a server via FTP usually requires a username and password. Transfers are typically encoded using an SSL algorithm.

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