What is FTP?

What is FTP?

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol.  FTP is a way to transfer files over the Internet and is used everyday all over the world.

Where is FTP?
FTP is not a place, merely a method of accessing a remote site. It is similar to how you access files on your computer’s storage.  In fact, most FTP clients (see below) present the remote site’s file in a similar fashion to how you see your own computer’s file.

What is an FTP client?
An FTP client is the software that actually controls the transfer of the data between the two computers (your computer and the remote site). There are many FTP clients available; and Volusion websites work well with any of them.  Some commonly used FTP clients include the following:

Helpful Links:
Setting up Your Volusion FTP Account
Using Your Volusion FTP Account
Troubleshooting Your Volusion FTP Connection

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