What does FTP stand for?

File transfer protocol

FTP is a commonly used protocol for transferring files from one system to another over a network. Website developers often use FTP to update websites, which includes uploading images and publishing HTML and CSS.

People may use FTP in various ways, including using a command-line approach (via Command Prompt in Windows or Terminal in macOS or Linux systems) or through a web browser. However, most users utilize an FTP client, such as FileZilla, Transmit, or Cyberduck, which are easier to manage.


You can publish your website to the server using FTP

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Updated July 26, 2023

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