FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is the most famous way to transfer website content to a web hosting account. With an FTP software program that is pre-installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can make a connection to your hosting server and copy all the files that you need with several clicks of the mouse. This is done using a simple-to-use interface and it is as easy as dragging & dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you will be able to set up separate accounts, each one with a different level of access to your server space, so if you have to grant somebody access, for instance – a designer, they’ll be able to connect only to a specific folder and will not be able to see the remaining web content or any other information, including personal details. You need three things to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually an IP address or a domain name, a username and a password.