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.
This depends largely on the software used to setup an FTP connection and if you are intending to setup an FTP Server or just an FTP Client connection. There are usually many steps to setting up a server that entail setting up the location of the server, what files are accessible, and what users will have access to the server.
In Babelway, the setup is as easy as pressing a button. Both FTP Client and FTP Servers are available in Babelway. For a server, all you have to define is the username and password that you’ll give to your partner to send you files. For a client, all you have to define is the server address, the username, and password, all of which would be given to you by your partner if they were hosting the server. Babelway supports both FTP and FTPS.
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