What is FTP? And how to use it?

FTP simply stands for ‘File Transfer Protocol’.  It is an easy way to transfer/upload files, webpages, images on to your hosting server. The best part about FTP is that you are not restricted to only files, you can also upload folders too. Also, there is no limit on the total number of files or folder size that you upload to the server.

Why is it useful for Me?

On Linux/windows hosting panels such as Plesk or cPanel, you have an upload option, however, they have restrictions such only files can be uploaded or files of size upto 1Gb can be uploaded. This makes it tedious if you have many files and folders to be uploaded on to the server.

FTP clients (applications) help overcome these limitations and make file uploads a walk in the park. Here’s a small list of FTP clients that you can make use of:

  • FileZilla
  • Cyberduck
  • WinSCP
  • BitKinex
  • CuteFTP Pro
  • CrossFTP
  • Webdrive
  • ClassicFTP
  • CoreFTP

To know how to connect to FTP client Filezilla , please see our knowledgebase other articles

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