File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

What is File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol that is used to transfer files between computers on a network. FTP is a client-server protocol, which means that one computer acts as the server and the other acts as the client. The client initiates a request to download or upload a file, and the server responds by sending or receiving the file.

FTP is a simple and widely-supported protocol that is used to transfer files over the Internet and other networks. It is often used to transfer large files, such as software updates, media files, and other types of data.

FTP has several advantages over other file transfer protocols, such as HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), including:

  • Ability to transfer large files: FTP can transfer files of any size, whereas HTTP is limited to smaller files.
  • Support for multiple file transfers: FTP can transfer multiple files at the same time, whereas HTTP can only transfer one file at a time.
  • Support for anonymous access: FTP supports anonymous access, which means that users do not need to have an account to access the server.

FTP is an essential tool for transferring files over the Internet and other networks, and it is widely used in a variety of applications and industries.

See Also

  1. Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  2. File System
  3. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  4. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
  5. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
  6. File Sharing
  7. File Server
  8. Remote File Access
  9. Data Transfer
  10. File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS)