FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol – a very popular method of uploading and downloading website files between a computer and a server. With an FTP software program such as CuteFTP or FileZilla, you can connect to the server and see its content in one pane, whereas the files on your PC will be shown in another pane within the main program window. All you need to do to send files or entire directories in either direction is to select them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. FTP is used by lots of users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be limited to access just one single directory on the server, so a designer, for instance, can fulfill their job without being able to access any other folder in the website hosting account. Furthermore, the presence of different FTP accounts will also permit you to create numerous websites with web design tools like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and to upload them to their specific directories on the server.