FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, which is a standard network protocol used for transferring files between a client and a server on a computer network.
FTP allows users to upload and download files to and from a server, and also provides features such as renaming, deleting, and moving files on the server. FTP uses two separate channels: the command channel for sending commands from the client to the server, and the data channel for transferring files.
FTP can be used with a variety of software clients, including command-line tools and graphical user interfaces. It can be used for transferring files between different operating systems and can be used for a wide range of applications, including website management, data backup, and software distribution. However, FTP is an unencrypted protocol, meaning that data transfers are not secure and can be intercepted by third parties. As a result, it is generally recommended to use more secure protocols such as SFTP or FTPS instead of FTP.
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