FTP is an abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol – a quite popular method of exchanging website files between a computer system and a web server. With an FTP client program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can establish a connection to the server and check its content in one pane, whereas the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the program window. All you have to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by numerous users because you can create different FTP accounts and each of them can be restricted to connect to just one folder on the server, so a web designer, for instance, can fulfill their task without accessing any other folder in the web hosting account. Plus, the presence of different FTP accounts will also enable you to create multiple websites using web design applications like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their corresponding directories on the server.