What is an FTP client and how is it used?

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is an application software which is used to transfer files between a web server and a computer over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet. We recommend FileZilla, an open-source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Put simply, an FTP client is what most website owners use when they need to download, edit, and upload their website’s files. Most FTP connections require a hostname, a username, and a password. These are most often supplied by web hosting providers in the following form:

  • FTP Host:
  • FTP User: or user
  • FTP Password: password

Read more information about FTP Clients in the WordPress Codex.

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