FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a common communications protocol for transferring files between computers over the Internet or other networks.

FTP is just one communications protocol on the web. Others include:

  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
  • Post Office Protocol (POP3)
  • Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
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