What is FTP and How Can I Get Its Access Details?

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network. The most popular open source and commercial FTP server implementations are FileZilla Server, Cerberus FT, WinSCP etc.

In order to perform the automated website or forum migration, there’s a need to establish the connection between your website/forum and CMS2CMS migration service. This has to be done via Connection Bridge installation. One of the simplest ways to perform this action is to load the Connection Bridge folder to your website via FTP.

To connect to your website via FTP client software, you need to provide the FTP hostname, username and password, which you can find out from your hosting provider. In general, most of FTP servers use port 21, SFTP servers use port 22 by default.


Useful tip: Most web hosts will email you these details after you sign up for a web hosting package. You’ll find your FTP information in the welcome email you receive from your host.

Also you can find the FTP access details at the personal account of your hosting website.


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