What is FTP?
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and it is one of the most basic forms of file transfer. An FTP is created by someone who ‘hosts’ an FTP. This is known as an ‘FTP Server’ This is a file directory that they make available to external parties. Each party is given a username and password to connect to the server. The partner is known as an ‘FTP Client’. Once connected, the external can either put files onto the server or pull files off the server, depending on what both parties intend to do.
There is a lot of software that can support connecting to an FTP. It’s more technologically complex to host an FTP server than it is to connect to one. There are many settings for FTP servers and connections, like polling intervals for how fast a server will check for new files, and directories for storing and organizing many files.