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The importance of FTP

What is FTP?

When you want to copy files between two computers that are on the same local network, often you can simply "share" a drive or folder, and copy the files the same way you would copy files from one place to another on your own PC. FTP SERVER is Short form File Transfer Protocol server. The protocol for exchanging files over the Internet. FTP works in the same way as HTTP for transferring Web pages from a server to a user's browser and SMTP for transferring electronic mail across the Internet , smilar to these technologies, FTP uses the Internet's TCP/IP protocols to enable data transfer. Uploading is aprocess of transferring files from a client computer to a server out site the local network and process of transferring data from a remote server to a client computer is known as "downloading". FTP is most commonly used to download a file from a server using the Internet or to upload a file to a server Requirements for using FTP 1.An FTP client like Auto FTP Manager installed on your computer 2.Certain information about the FTP server you want to connect to: a. The FTP server address. This looks a lot like the addresses you type to browse web sites. Example: Server address is"". Sometimes the server address will be given as a numeric address, like "". b. A user name and password. Some FTP servers let you connect to them anonymously. For anonymous connections, you do not need a user name and password. To transfer files, provide your client software (Auto FTP Manager) with the server address, user name, and password. After connecting to the FTP server, you can use Auto FTP Manager's File Manager to upload, download and delete files. Using the File Manager is a lot like working with Windows Explorer. A port is a "logical connection point" for communicating using the Internet Protocol (IP). The standard port number used by FTP servers is 21 and is used only for sending commands. Since port 21 is used exclusively for sending commands, this port is referred to as a command port.

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