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FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

What Is FTP?

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is used to transfer files between a computer and a server. Essentially, FTP is the language computers use in order to send files across a network. 

Say for example you want to upload a file to the cloud. You use FTP to send the file from your device to the cloud (server). You’d also use FTP if you want to download a file from the cloud. 

FTP is also commonly used in website building. Websites are made up of lots of different files all stored on a server. FTP allows you to upload and download files to or from this server in order to make changes to a website. This requires you to download an FTP Client to manage your uploads and downloads that you need to link to your hosting account.


Do I Need To Use FTP?

It isn’t essential for you to need to use FTP. Create is a web-based content management system, and differs from traditional web hosting. All work on your site is done through your account login and you do not need to use FTP.

In order for you to be able to easily edit and update all the content of your website, it is stored in a database system and the files that you would normally have to FTP manually are generated automatically whenever you hit Publish.

If you’re new to website building, Create is here to help. There’s no need to set up hosting, FTP or any other backend systems. Everything is optimised and taken care of for you so you can focus on building a site that beautifully represents your business online. 

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