File Transfer Protocol (FTP), is one of the most widely used methods of transmitting website files between a computer and a server. With FTP client software such as FileZilla, you can connect to your hosting account and drag ‘n’ drop files or whole folders in either direction and the software itself will cope with all the rest. There are several benefits of using FTP, among them the ability to restart a download/upload if there is a problem with the FTP connection or the possibility to have different FTP accounts. With the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can access only certain folders in your web hosting account, but no other folders, email accounts or any other info, which makes it the very best solution when you need to give a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with popular website building tools like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and upload the website content that you’ve created directly from them, without the need to make use of any 3rd-party software.