What is FTP server ?

I always break my head when some one says use ftp to upload files to the server, I would like to know what is FTP server

Kid Asked on December 14, 2015 in Hosting - FTP.
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      The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer computer files from one host to another host over a TCP -based network, such as the Internet.

      FTP is built on a client-server architecture and uses separate control and data connections between the client and the server

      It supports a number of file transfer protocols, including FTP, HTTP, FTPS, HTTPS and SFTP server, giving your end-users flexibility in how they connect to the server.

      To transfer files with FTP,  you use a program often called the client. An FTP client program initiates a connection to a remote computer running FTP server software. After the connection is established, the client can choose to send and/or receive copies of files, singly or in groups. To connect to an FTP server, a client requires a username and password as set by the administrator of the server. Many public FTP archives follow a special convention for that accepts a username of “anonymous.”

      One of the best example for client is FileZilla Client. After installing this software you need to enter host, user, password and click on connect, it will connect to the server where you can see the files, you can upload files to the server, you can download files from the server, you can change the permission of the files.

      Kid Answered on December 14, 2015.
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