This article discusses FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a protocol that enables you to transfer files between your A2 Hosting account and another computer. FTP establishes a connection between a server (in this case, your account on an A2 Hosting server) and a client (your local computer). To make your website files accessible to the public, you use an FTP client to upload them to your A2 Hosting account on the server. You can also download files from your A2 Hosting account to your local computer.
The original FTP protocol does not encrypt data sent between the server and the client. We strongly recommend you use an encrypted FTP connection to transfer files whenever possible:
The procedures for configuring an FTP client depend on the type of hosting account you have:
For more information about FTP, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol.