FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

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FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

FTP is an abbreviation of File Transfer Protocol, 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 in that, like these technologies, FTP uses the internet's TCP/IP protocols to enable data transfer.

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).

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