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File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows for the transfer of files between two parties over TCP/IP-based communication channels, such as the internet.

FTP offers a standardized mechanism for sharing and managing files across multiple devices and operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. An upgraded framework — Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) — enhances security, enabling the sender and recipient to exchange files with added safety through encryption, authentication, and data integrity checks.

FTP remains popular for its file compression, encryption, and error-handling features. These characteristics make it a reliable method for file sharing, large file transfers, and remote server management. It also seamlessly integrates with no-code platforms, such as app development platforms, workflow automation tools, and web builders.

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