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Getting started with FTP

Author: Geek Support Reference Number: AA-00430 Views: 11018 Created: 02/08/2011 02:28 PM Last Updated: 02/14/2011 11:58 PM 0 Rating/ Voters

This article will briefly explain FTP, provide a list of recommended FTP software and provide a URL to FTP video tutorials.

What is FTP?

FTP is the acronym for File Transfer Protocol.

FTP is used by webmasters to copy, modify or delete files and/or folders from one computer to another. Our webmasters commonly use FTP to connect their home or work PC to our web server to upload website files and folders for use on their website.

What FTP Software should I use? Does it cost anything?

FTP Software varies greatly by vendor in both features and cost (ranging from free to paid versions). Your personal preference (for both features and cost) will determine what FTP software you settle on.

We have a list of recommended FTP software listed here

Do you have any video tutorials on FTP?

Yes, we have several FTP video tutorials available here.

Do you support sFTP (Secure FTP)?

Yes, however, you will need SSH access to your account for sFTP to work.

Have any questions?

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Geek Support.

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