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Learn what FTP is and how you can use it to securely transfer files.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and has been specially developed for transferring files between computers. This requires an FTP program. In web hosting, FTP is used for uploading or downloading files to your web space. This means that you can transfer the files required for your website, such as HTML files and photos, to the web space using an FTP program.
In order to keep your data secure during file transfers, the SFTP (for Linux hosting) and FTPS (for Windows hosting) variants of FTP should be used. Unlike normal FTP, the connection is secured using SSL encryption.
Set up Secure FTP Access
We show you how to set up your secure FTP access.