Nick-of-Time-Web-Design defines F.T.P.
File Transfer Protocol - is used with your web browser or through the command line prompt.
File Transfer Protocol is a internet protocol that commonly used for transfering files form one host to another host.
File Transfer Protocol most commonly used to upload web pages and other documents from a private development machine to a public web hosting server!
There are two FTP modes ACTIVE @ PASSIVE
Active File Transfer Protocol – Client opens a port for data transfer
Passive File Transfer Protocol – server opens a port for data transfer.
NOTE: Passive FTP works better with most browsers.