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What is an FTP Software application?
Making use of the power of FTP as a popular file exchange protocol is possible through specialized FTP software
applications with easy to navigate interfaces allowing users to upload and download files from an FTP server
in seconds. The usability of the FTP software available on the Internet makes it possible even for inexperienced users to perform file transfer
operations with the ease and confidence of webmasters.
There is a great variety of FTP software programs, both paid and free, that can be used for establishing instant connections with hosting servers. It's also worth mentioning that browsers
like Internet Explorer have an in-built FTP function, enabling IE users to access the corresponding FTP host
server without having to deal with any other specific software.
The information that the users need to specify to trigger the FTP software program they have chosen is the name of the server the file transfer connection is to be established with and the username and password that give them access to that particular server.
FTP software for you website
The FTP connection
is the most preferred way for data transfer from one PC to another PC. Most webmasters not only use FTP connections for transferring a whole website
from their computer to a web hosting
server, but they also integrate FTP functionality into their websites in order to allow their customers to upload pictures
and other files
. There are a great number of web-based FTP
clients which can be easily integrated into a website. Also, many open-source content management systems, e-commerce
solutions, etc. come with an FTP client
integrated in their code. One of the FTP-equipped CMSs is Joomla, which can be installed easily using NTC Hosting's 1-click free PHP scripts installer
tool, or by purchasing a Joomla hosting