Understanding File Transfer Protocol

If you are doing business online and are always sending and receiving files, you should consider looking for a secure way of handling files over the Internet. If your files don’t have enough protection, viruses and malicious programs can easily attack your computer and other people may gain unauthorized access to your files without you even knowing it.

File Transfer Protocol is one of the most popular ways of managing files online. Some of the advantages of using a FTP client are:

  1. You don’t have to worry about file size limitations, unlike when using a web-based file management program.
  2. Transferring files via FTP is a lot faster than using HTTP.
  3. You can easily resume file download or upload when your Internet connection is suddenly interrupted.

You can learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of using a File Transfer Protocol Client here.

If you would like to try FTP, the next thing you have to think about is whether or not you want to have your own FTP server. It may cost you several thousands to set up and maintain your own server. If you are not ready to spend a lot of money for a File Transfer Protocol service, you may want to consider getting online FTP services. It’s like having your own FTP server at an affordable price.

You can enjoy FTP service for free for 14 days by signing up with SmartFile’s trial program.

SmartFile is a business file mangement platform that gives you more control, compliance and security.