What is FTP, and how do I use it?

What is a FTP?

FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol. As the name suggests, FTP is used to transfer files between computers on a network. You can use FTP to exchange files between computer accounts, transfer files between an account and a desktop computer, or access online software archives. Keep in mind, however, that many FTP sites are heavily used and require several attempts before connecting.


How do I use it?

You can use free FTP clients such as FileZilla, SmartFTP, and CoreFTP.

You will need credentials for your FTP client similar to the ones below:

FTP Username: [email protected]
FTP Server: ftp.yourdomain.com
FTP Server Port: 21
SFTP Server Port: 22


You can also use your File Manager on your cPanel to transfer, rename, and delete files.


If you need any assistance please feel free to contact us via our support ticket system.

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