FTP, which is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, represents the most popular way to transfer content to a hosting account. With an FTP client app that’s installed on your desktop or laptop computer, you can establish a connection to your web hosting server and copy all of the files that you need with a few clicks of the mouse. You can do this via an easy-to-navigate GUI and it is as simple as dragging ‘n’ dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using FTP is that you can create several FTP accounts, each with a different level of access to your web space, so if you want to grant someone access, for instance – a web designer, they will be able to connect only to one particular directory and won’t be able to see the rest of your content or any other info, such as personal details. Three prerequisites are required in order to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain name or an IP address, a username and a password.