FTP, which is short for File Transfer Protocol, is the most famous way to upload content to a web hosting account. Using an FTP software program that is installed on your desktop computer or laptop, you can establish a connection to your hosting server and copy all of the files that you need with a few clicks of the mouse. This is done using an easy-to-navigate GUI and it is as easy as dragging and dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is the fact that you’ll be able to create different FTP accounts, each one with a different level of access to your online storage space, so if you would like to give somebody access, for example – a web designer, they will be able to access only one specific directory and won’t be able to access the rest of your web content or any other information, such as personal details. Three things are needed in order to be able to establish an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually an IP address or a domain name, a user name and a password.