All About FTP Web Hosting

By: Simon Nicholas

FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol" and it's the method used for different computers to transfer files to and from one another, through the internet. There are several other methods of putting information up on the internet, like HTTP, and you can also send email over the internet with SMTP. However, to actually transfer files from one computer to another, the simplest way is with FTP web hosting. It can prove to be very useful, especially for sharing larger files such as image files and/or graphic files.

FTP web hosting allows one to create different files and directories that would be stored on the web host's server. The problem is that the files are very easy to access on the internet and can be downloaded by multiple people at the same time by using the web host's FTP technology.

It is important to know who will be allowed to access your files, if anyone at all. Of course, you wouldn't want anyone to have full access to your most important information.

When using FTP web hosting with your website, it's important to consider the safety of the web host themselves as well as the reliability of the servers they use. You can decide which files will only be visible to you and which ones will be visible and accessible to the public. It can also be used as an alternative to mainstream email services that limit the amount of data you can send and limit the size of pictures you want to email people too.

When making a selection of which web hosting company to hire, it is important to make sure they offer FTP web hosting as a standard feature of their service. They should include it in your plan and offer you uploading capabilities and public accessibility -- which is the spirit of the internet!

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