FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is the most famous method of uploading files to a hosting account. Using an FTP application that is installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can make a connection to your web hosting server and copy all the website files that you want with several mouse clicks. This is done via an easy-to-navigate graphical interface and it is as simple as dragging ‘n’ dropping the abovementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you can set up separate accounts, each with a different level of access to your server space, so if you want to provide a third party with access, for example – a designer, they will be able to access only a particular directory and will not be able to see the rest of your web content or any other info, such as private details. Three things are compulsory to be able to set up an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually a domain name or an IP address, a user name and a password.