File-transfer-protocol meaning

File transfer protocol, or FTP, is defined as an accepted standard of transmitting data or information from a local system to a system on a computer network.

The standard method used to upload new website files to an internet service provider is an example of the file transfer protocol.

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FTP.
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A communications protocol used to transmit files without loss of data. A file transfer protocol can handle all types of files including binary files and ASCII text files. See Kermit, Zmodem and FTP.
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See FTP.
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A standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet.
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