What is FTP?

This article applies to 123-reg Web Hosting and 123-reg Premium Hosting packages.

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol

FTP is used to transfer your files from your local computer to your web space. To use FTP you will usually need a piece of software called an FTP Client. Many are free to download, e.g. Filezilla, Smart FTP, BulletProof FTP and the Firefox browser add-on FireFTP.

To use FTP you will need the following:

  • A web hosting package with FTP access
  • The FTP host name
  • Your FTP username
  • Your FTP password