FTP, which is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, represents the most famous means for transferring website content to a web hosting account. With FTP software that is installed on your desktop PC or laptop, you can set up a connection to your website hosting server and copy all the web files that you need with a few clicks of the mouse. You can do this using a simple-to-use GUI and it is as easy as dragging & dropping the files in question. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you’ll be able to create separate accounts, each with a different level of access to your online storage space, so if you have to give someone access, for example – a web designer, they will be able to connect only to a particular directory and will not be able to see the remaining web content or any other information, including personal details. Three prerequisites are obligatory in order to be able to connect via FTP – a hostname, which is normally a domain or an IP address, a username and a password.