FTP (File Transfer Protocol), represents one of the most commonly used methods of transmitting web files between a PC and a server. Using an FTP client like FileZilla, you can connect to your hosting account and drag ‘n’ drop files or whole directories in both directions and the software itself will deal with all the rest. There are several benefits of using FTP, among them the option to restart an upload/download if there’s a problem with the connection and the option to use 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, emails or other info, which makes it the best option particularly when you need to grant a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with famous website building tools like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the websites that you’ve created directly from them, without having to make use of any 3rd-party software.