What is FTP? | GoDaddy

Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn what FTP is? FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. What’s a protocol? A protocol is a set of rules used by computers
that are connected, or networked together, which specify how the computers communicate
or interact with one other. There are a variety protocols that manage
interactions at various levels in the networked computing environment we know as the Internet. For example, some Internet protocols are used
to govern how data is exchanged between two computers, or hardware devices, while other
protocols dictate how data is exchanged at the application, or software level. FTP is a protocol that computers on the internet
use to transfer files to and from one another. If you’re developing a website, FTP is a
critical part of the process. FTP enables you upload your website files
from your computer to a hosted web server, so that your site is can be viewed on the
internet. The best way to make use of FTP is through
an FTP client. An FTP client is a software application that
offers a simplified way to log into a server, navigate between folders, and move files to
and from the server. FTP clients also allow you upload multiple
files at once, which can be helpful if you’re uploading a lot of files at once… say like
a website. There are many different stand-alone FTP clients
in prices that range from free to more than a hundred dollars. GoDaddy supports the free FTP client, Filezilla. Is your GoDaddy hosting account set up? Are your website files ready to go? Consider downloading an FTP client first to
make the upload process quicker and easier!


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