FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular method of exchanging web files between a home computer and a server. With an FTP program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can make a connection to the server and see its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All you’ll have to do to send files or whole folders in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is used by a lot of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each of them can be restricted to connect to just one directory on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can complete their task without being able to view any other folder in the web hosting account. What’s more, the presence of different FTP accounts will also permit you to create numerous Internet sites with web design tools like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their respective folders on the server.