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FTP logoFTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and is one of the original protocols for transferring files across networks and the internet. An FTP server is used to host files, and a FTP client then accesses the server to download and upload files. There are many different FTP server and client applications available, and most operating systems include a basic command line FTP client by default.

This guide will show you some of the best servers and clients, provide instructions on how to use and configure them, and also covers issues and potential security problems.

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