FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. You have probably heard of FTP and it is very likely that you have used it without even realising, but do you know what FTP is? Well, you’re still reading this so I guess the answer to that question is either a flat out no or a maybe, kinda, sorta but tell me anyway.
FTP is a safe, efficient and flexible way to move (or transfer) data (or files) from one computer to another using a specific protocol. Generally speaking, a protocol is a procedure or system of rules – in computer science, a protocol is a set of rules used by computers that are connected together on a network. The Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, commonly known as TCP/IP, is a common method to interconnect computers that form a computer network. It is across this type of network that FTP is used to transfer files from computer to computer.