FTP stands for File Transfter Protocol, and it’s one of the oldest network protocols in use on the web today. FTP provides a way for us to send and receive files over the internet in much the same way as HTTP, the protocol your browser uses. We use FTP to publish files to web servers so users can access those files via their web browser. The way we do this is through the use of an FTP client, such as FireFTP.
Basically, what this means is that if you need to upload a file to your server, you need to use FTP. This is most common with our clients who need to upload images or pdf files. If you master the use of an FTP client, you can quickly and easily upload and download via FTP without the need to contact us. This can save you a lot of time and money.
We recommend FireFTP because it’s streamlined, stable, convenient and free. It’s an add on to Firefox, so if you already use that browser, it adds an extra convenience. In order to use FireFTP, you will need to download Firefox and FireFTP. Then, all you have to do is watch the following youtube video and you’ll be rolling in no time. If we’re your web host, contact us and we’ll let you know your connection details.