Learn how to connect to FTP servers from a client, a browser, or the command line.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Scott Simpson and welcome to Understanding FTP. FTP or File Transfer Protocol is a common way of moving files around across networks and the internet. It's especially popular for managing files on web hosting services. But whether you are a web developer sharing your site with the world, or an IT professional accessing files on a department server or the person who's expected to know these things because your desk is the closest one to the server closet, familiarity with FTP is important.
In this course I'll give you a brief introduction to how FTP works at a high level. And then I'll show you how to access FTP servers in different ways. After that I'll show you how to use FTP in a command line environment. Even though FTP has been around for a long time it's still widely used. So let's jump and do it.