File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is one of the most popular methods of uploading and downloading files between a PC and a server. Using an FTP client program such as FileZilla, you can connect to your web hosting account and drag & drop files or entire directories in either direction and the software will handle the rest. There are several pros of using FTP, including the ability to resume a download/upload if there is some problem with the FTP connection and the option to use different FTP accounts. Thanks to the latter option, you can set up FTP users that can connect only to particular folders in your hosting account, but no other folders, e-mails or other information, which makes it the best solution if you need to grant a web designer access, for instance. You can also use an FTP account with popular website building applications like Dreamweaver or FrontPage and upload the web content that you’ve created straight from them, without the need to make use of 3rd-party software.