This tutorial contains concept of FTP with its features.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is used to transfer files from one
computer to another computer over network and internet
It is simple protocol based on TCP/IP. It is built on client-server architecture and it provides individual control and data connections between client and server.
Its main function is to transfer file from a server to a client that is downloading or from client to server that is called uploading.
For FTP server, it is required to authenticate user by inputting the user name and password. If server is configured to allow then you can connect anonymously.
How FTP Server work ?
FTP requires two computers ,one FTP server and another FTP client. Client
generates some request for required file to the server.
For this it is required that client input accepted user name and password. Once client login, a session is open and now client can
can execute many FTP commands on the server. These commands may be for changing directory, listing files, downloading or uploading files etc.
Features of FTP - Following are the features of personal as well as enterprise FTP server -
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