FTP is an antonym for File Transfer Protocol. As the name suggests, FTP is used to transfer files between computers on a network. You can use FTP to exchange files between computer accounts, transfer files between an account and a desktop computer or access online software archives. Many users have created FTP servers with many files where they create accounts to connect to download/open the files. Others need to use FTP to upload/change their website files at their hosting company. FTP, File Transfer Protocol, is a protocol through which was originated by Abhay Bhushan in 1971 for use in the military and scientific research network known as ARPANET, FTP has evolved into a protocol for far wider applications on the World Wide Web. In short term FTP is well-known by millions of users and one of the easiest way to transfer files between computers via the internet, and utilizes TCP, transmission control protocol, and IP, internet protocol, systems to perform uploading and downloading tasks.