FTP, which is short for File Transfer Protocol, is the most popular method of transmitting web content to a web hosting account. With an FTP client that is installed on your desktop computer or laptop, you can make a connection to your hosting server and copy all of the website files that you need with a few mouse clicks. This is done via an easy-to-navigate graphical interface and it is as simple as dragging & dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using FTP is the fact that you’re able to create several accounts, each one with a different level of access to your web space, so if you’d like to provide a third party with access, for example – a web designer, they will be able to connect only to a particular folder and won’t be able to access the rest of your web content or any other information, such as personal details. Three prerequisites are mandatory in order to be able to set up an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain name or an IP address, a username and a password.