File Transfer Protocol
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the simplest and most secure way to exchange files over the Internet. Transferring files from a client computer to a server computer is called “uploading” and transferring from a server to a client is “downloading”. To access an FTP server, users must be able to connect to the internet or an intranet (via a modem or local area network) with an FTP client program. FTP doesn’t really move, it copies files from one computer to another. FTP is the file transfer protocol in the Internet’s TCP/IP protocol suite’s Application Layer.
Goals of FTP:
- Sharing of files
- Indirect use of remote computers
- Handle different file systems
- Transfer data reliably and efficiently
- Some commonly used FTP clients that include the following:
- Fire FTP
This request is initiated by the client.
Allowing the FTP to begin
Store, delete, lookup, open and
An application which uses a website as the front – end (the interface) instead of being installed in the local computer is called Web – based applications. While using a web – based application user can access the application from any computer with dedicated internet connection, instead of using the one which is previously installed on their computer.
For example, instead of using Microsoft Word, a common word – processing application, you can use Google Docs which is also a word – processing application. Here you can perform all the functions using any web browser rather than using software installed on your computer. WordPress is another example, which is also a Web – based application. It performs the same function as a traditional desktop application. (Click the link provided to know how to Install WordPress Using FTP).
Through this online model, the employees of a company can access the files and programs they want and get the data they need to do their jobs, without