FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. In the days when email could only carry very small attachments, large files could be transferred by FTP. However, these days the technology is only really used for bulk uploading of websites.
What are my FTP details?
These would be setup with your web hosting through your online panel. Usually you can find the format of these in their help files, but you will have to setup a password. In some cases, this would be your usual domain logon details. There will usually be an icon in your main control panel for accessing these settings (not to be confused with DNS settings).
If you don’t have hosting for your website, this is something we can help you with.
FTP is used when we code or design websites using HTML rather than WordPress based sites. If we ask you for FTP details, typically this would be for a managed site service where we would be updating the website for you.
Once you have the details, we would then enter this into our software for upload. At which point, the details become stored as part of your site file. These would only need to be updated upon software updates or due to changes made by you. Files are then transferred by our software direct from our web design software to keep your website secure.