FTP is fully named as File Transfer Protocol. With
the help of FTP one can remotely transfer their data to the server or to precisely say to another computer. This a standard
protocol to transfer or sharing files across the World Wide Web.
With the help of FTP one can exchange files between computers
on the Internet just like HTTP (Hyper Text transfer protocol) that transfers WebPages and related files or SMTP (Simple mail
transfer protocol) that transfers emails. FTP uses the Internet’s TCP/IP protocols. FTP is most commonly used to download a file
from a server using the Internet or to upload a file to a server (e.g., uploading a Web page file to a server).
Do remember anonymous FTP, which is, file transfer between
locations and don’t need users to identify themselves with user name or password. This is not secure because anyone
can access with the help of WWW.