FTP, which denotes File Transfer Protocol, is the most popular method for transferring web files to a hosting account. With an FTP software program that is pre-installed on your desktop PC or laptop, you can set up a connection to your hosting server and copy all of the website files that you want with a few clicks. This is done using a simple-to-navigate graphical interface and it is as easy as dragging and dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you can set up separate accounts, each with a different level of access to your server space, so if you must provide somebody with access, for instance – a designer, they will be able to access only one specific folder and will not be able to view the rest of your web content or any other information, including private details. Three things are obligatory in order to be able to make an FTP connection – a hostname, which is normally a domain or an IP, a username and a password.