FTP Server: Secure storage for homepage and backup

An FTP server is a storage transfer space on the Internet. This has many advantages: On the one hand, the FTP server is required to store the information on your Internet presence.

On the other hand, it is a secure backup medium because it is not in the same room or building as the PC that is being backed up. In this post you will learn where FTP servers can help and how they are used.

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and describes a transfer standard for data between a local computer and storage space on a server on the Internet. This storage is usually part of a hosting package that you book from a provider such as 1 & 1  or Strato. The size of the memory depends on the hosting package chosen.

How do I transfer data to an FTP server?

Transferring data to an FTP server is very easy. All you need is an FTP program. A free tool like FileZilla is sufficient. FileZilla and comparable programs are similar in structure to Windows Explorer, which you use to manage files on your computer.

In a two-part view, you can see the data that is stored on the local hard drive on the one hand and the information that was stored on the remote FTP storage on the other.

To prevent unauthorized third parties from accessing your FTP server, it is protected by a combination of user name and password. As you are used to from Windows Explorer, you can now move data back and forth.

How your homepage is sent to an FTP server

If you want to design your own website, you must then transfer the data to an FTP server so that it can be published on the network. The websites are initially designed on the local computer.

If you cannot program yourself, you can use a web design tool. Here the homepage can be put together very easily with a mouse click using a WYSIWYG editor. The data created in this way are then transferred to the FTP server using an FTP program, where they are then directly available.

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