File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is a way for transferring files from one computer to anther remote computer or networks and this is most popular and fast way to transfer data from one location to another location using internet. FTP works almost same like HTTP for transferring web site from web server to user end. FTP uses the TCP/IP protocol for data transfer. The common function of FTP to download a file from remote server using the internet connection and webmaster upload their web site to the internet using FTP. Today FTP is the backbone of the MP3 music and support online game craze.
Usually a user needs a key get into FTP site is the username and password to access the files on the remote servers. When a user try to connecting to FTP site then you will be prompted for a username and password. The common facility known as anonymous FTP actually works via a special type of public guest account implemented on the remote system when downloading from the internet.
There is a different FTP client programs are available for uploading and downloading files to and from the server. The most commonly used FTP client programs are WS_FTP and Cute FTP. read more