How to use FTP

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a method for moving files in bulk across the internet.

It is more reliable and much faster than email.  FTP involves using software you install on your PC (the client)  to connect to an FTP server where you upload and store the files.  The stored files can then be used by a website, or they can be downloaded by another FTP user.

There are many different FTP clients (software programs) that you can use for FTP, but we recommend the FREE FireFTP client. This runs within FireFox which is also FREE here. Please install FireFox first if you don’t already have it, then add on FireFTP.

There are several sites that offer tutorials on how to use Fire FTP.  A couple of the better ones can be found below.

Please note: These tutorials may not look exactly like the version of FirteFTP that you may have, but the differences should not be significant enough to cause confusion.

Note – FTP requires an FTP account on a server.  If you’re a WebSmith Cloud client, please CONTACT US for information on setting up an FTP account.

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