What is FTP and FTP Server?

2019/10/25 23:41 Posted by admin

What is FTP?

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used to transfer data from one computer to another through a network (intranet or internet). And FTP is a commonly-used protocol for exchanging files over any TCP/IP based network to manipulate files on another computer on that network.

What is FTP server?

An FTP server is an ordinary computer with FTP server software installed. With the help of FTP server software, the server can provide an FTP service that allows clients to download and upload files from the server.
The physical server can be stored somewhere in your company with a connection to your company's local network that makes employees can share files. You can also connect the FTP server to the internet, so the clients or employees can access the data stored on the server from any location at any time.

What is FTP client?

FTP client is an ordinary computer with FTP client software installed, which enables user to easily download/upload or manage files on an FTP server.