FTP refers to File Transfer
Protocol a method by which file are transferred to the
remote server from local system.
Unless you upload your site or
FTP your website, it will not be visible in the internet.
In web server terms "hosting" is referred to
FTPing your website and making your site online.
To FTP, you should have FTP client or software such as
ws_ftp or cute ftp.
FTP and cPanel user name & password are same.
Avoid FTP ing from public terminals due to
security and virus threats.
Once after uploading your contents, you must
remove user name & password from your FTP client.
You might not be able to access your FTP if
your connectivity is slower.
If you access as ftp.yourdomain.com it will take minimum
upto 48 hrs to reflect from the time registration of the
domain to access your cPanel.
If your user name or password is wrong, you will not be able
to access your FTP.
If your account is suspended due to excess bandwdith usage
or server usage, your access will be suspended.
What do I need to FTP ?
You must have a FTP client such
as ws_ftp or cute ftp.