FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

TL;DR: FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used for transferring files between a client and a server on a computer network. It provides a simple way to upload, download, and manage files remotely.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) pertains to a set of communication protocols that determines how computers connect and exchange files and databases online. FTP process occurs when someone transfers or receives a file from one host to another. FTP clients are available in most online browsers, but users can download free or premium third-party apps for additional features.

Updated February 17, 2024

Axel Grubba is the founder of Findstack, a B2B software comparison platform, with his background spanning management consulting and venture capital where he invested in software. Recently, Axel has developed a passion for coding and enjoys traveling when he is not building and improving Findstack.