FTP, which stands for File Transfer Protocol, is among the most widely used methods of transferring website files between a computer system and a server. Using an FTP client program like FileZilla, you can establish a connection to your web hosting account and drag & drop files or whole directories in both directions and the software will do the rest. There are a number of pluses of using File Transfer Protocol, among them the possibility to resume an upload/download if there is a problem with the connection or the possibility to have different FTP accounts. With the latter option, you can create FTP users that can connect only to certain folders in your hosting account, but no other folders, e-mails or any other info, which makes it the very best solution in case you need to provide a web designer with access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with famous web design applications such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the web content that you have created straight from them, without the need to make use of any 3rd-party software.