File Transfer Protocol (FTP), is the most famous means of uploading website files to a hosting account. Using FTP software that is installed on your desktop or laptop PC, you can set up a connection to your website hosting server and copy all of the web files that you want with several mouse clicks. You can do this via an easy-to-navigate GUI and it is as easy as dragging & dropping the aforementioned files. The advantage of using File Transfer Protocol is that you are able to set up separate accounts, each with a different level of access to your server space, so if you wish to provide a third party with access, for instance – a designer, they will be able to access only one specific folder and won’t be able to view the remaining content or any other info, such as personal details. Three things are needed to be able to make an FTP connection – a hostname, which is usually an IP address or a domain name, a user name and a password.