quote mark The definitions of FTP, FTP server and FTP client


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?

FTP server means the server software which provides FTP (File Transfer Protocol) service, accepts incoming FTP client connections, and handles data transfer requests.


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).