FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files between computers over the internet. In WordPress, FTP is often used to transfer files between your local computer and your WordPress website’s server.
FTP can be useful for a variety of tasks, such as uploading and downloading files, editing files on your server, and troubleshooting issues with your WordPress website. For example, if you need to upload a large number of files to your website’s media library or install a plugin manually, you can use FTP to transfer the files directly to your server.
To use FTP with WordPress, you will need an FTP client, such as FileZilla or Cyberduck, and your website’s FTP credentials, which are typically provided by your web hosting provider. Once you have connected to your website’s server using FTP, you can navigate through your website’s files and folders, and transfer files between your local computer and your server.
While FTP can be a powerful tool for managing your WordPress website, it is important to use it carefully and securely to avoid any potential security risks.
It is recommended to only use FTP with a secure connection (FTP over TLS/SSL) and to avoid storing sensitive information, such as passwords, in plain text files on your server.