What is FTP? What is an FTP site?

Most people who have viewed web pages on the Internet are familiar with HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol).  This is the protocol used to view pages using a Internet Browser.  Another similar method of accessing files on the Internet is FTP (File Transfer Protocol).  This is a method that allows uploading and downloading of multiple files unlike HTTP which is usually used for viewing pages or downloading one file at a time.  A sample address of an FTP site would be or

An FTP site is basically a web site that resides on a web server.  An FTP web server is a computer that is connected to the Internet and is running some web server software such as Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)BulletProof FTP ServerWS_FTP Server, etc.  The FTP server can run on a number of different operating systems including Windows, Unix, Linux, and others.

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