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If you are a beginner on the web and just want to build a site with 3 or 4 web pages and never expect to want to add more features, then you do not need to consider using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). However, in most cases FTP should be one of the main considerations when finding web hosting. FTP software gives you the freedom to build your website at home with whatever tools you choose, and then upload those files quickly to your web host. With FTP you do not have the size limitations that email does, plus you have a more secure way of sending information. FTP software is usually easy to learn and it makes transferring files fast and efficient.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|