File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Explained | Web Pro Glossary – Website Hosting Vol.1

How to explain file transfer protocol (FTP) to your clients: file transfer protocol — or FTP — is a process that connects a computer to the host. It allows a user to add, delete or modify website files. You’ll often hear it used as a verb: Sondra needs us to FTP these new images, or Brian spent his morning FTP-ing updated pages for his website.

What is file transfer protocol (FTP)? It’s kinda like a courier service that transports files from a repository to another location for public viewing. That’s how FTP gets content onto a website.

You also might hear FileZilla, FTPS, SFTP, uploading, SSH

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00:00 – File transfer protocol (FTP) definition
00:26 – File transfer protocol (FTP) synonyms
00:35 – File transfer protocol (FTP) metaphor

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