Using FTP Tools and accounts are beneficial for a developer or a blogger, in various ways as stated below:
What Are FTP Tools and Their Functions?
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another host over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet.
Now, FTP Tools are various platforms through which we can transfer files from one system to another or from our system to server directly without opening the Control Panel. Using an FTP Tools not only saves times but makes it easier to transfer files very easily, as it open both the directories simultaneously opposite to each other and we need to just drag and drop the items.
Another thing is that it also allows to work with many and different sites server or system at the same time. we can add multiple login accounts to different hosts or locations and can login there with saved passwords so that we do not need to enter passwords again and again. easier for people like me who needs to access control panel regularly for uploading images or html pages.
Do They Benefits When Used?
yes, FTP Benefits a lot in terms of time saving and ease of access. FTP allows us to handle more than one account which saves internet speed and surfing time for all control panel of different sites and their internal locations, means we can create FTP access for particular folders also.
another benefit is that some of them costs you nothing (zero). this means that they are absolutely free of charge and works 100% as required or needed. in case of .css or .php files instead of downloading and uploading again and again we can easily use the edit/view option to make changes or check the file contents.
There is a huge List of some FTP Clients, which either works for particular Operating Systems or for All Operating Systems. but, the one which most people likes to use and which makes us satisfied is “FILEZILLA” which is an open source free FTP Tool for anyone. this tools is licensed under GPU General Public License, and this tool is faster enough to make work load easier.