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Glossary FTP


Our glossary entry for FTP

What does FTP mean? (F)ile (T)ransfer (P)rotocol stands for file transfer method. Written in a specification from 1985, it has always been a standard network protocol for file transfer in TCP / IP networks.

What means FTP in conjuction with server monitoring?

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used for transferring files from one server to another, and is also used for server monitoring. Server monitoring typically involves transferring log files, performance data, and other information from the monitored server to a remote monitoring server. By monitoring these remote log files, administrators can quickly detect problems, identify trends, and alert administrators if a server is underperforming or has gone offline.

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What is FTP?

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, which means "file transfer protocol" in German. It is a standard that regulates the transfer of files over a network. FTP allows users to transfer files from one computer to another.

There are two main components in the FTP protocol:

  1. FTP Server: A computer that provides files for downloading. Users can connect to the server via FTP to receive files from it.

  2. FTP Client: A computer that uploads files to the server or downloads files from the server. Users can use dedicated FTP client software or utilize FTP functionality built into specific operating systems.

FTP allows files to be transferred in both directions, with different commands for uploading (put) and downloading (get) files. It usually requires a login with a username and password to access an FTP server, although there are also anonymous FTP accesses that do not require login.

It's important to note that FTP is unencrypted, meaning the data transferred is visible in plain text. For this reason, it is often recommended to use encrypted protocols such as FTPS (FTP Secure) or SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) for security-critical applications. These encrypted versions provide additional protection for the transmitted data.

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