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, such as over the Internet. FTP is a commonly-used protocol for exchanging files over any TCP/IP based network to manipulate files on another computer on that network regardless of which operating systems are involved (if the computers permit FTP access).

What is FTP server?

An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Server is an ordinary computer with the 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 (This action may pose a security risk), so the employees can access the data stored on the server from any location at any time.

What is FTP client?

FTP client is a software that enables you to easily download files from an FTP server (or upload files to an FTP server).