By Matt Estes
The internet is huge, with millions of websites at our disposal. Each website has content, and there are many ways to get content from a person’s computer to the internet. Some methods, however, are easier than others.
As webmaster for the AUMnibus, a program called Filezilla makes my job much easier. Filezilla is easily the most well known FTP client. FTP stands for file transfer protocol, and programs called clients help facilitate the transfer of files.
The program takes files from my computer to the AUMnibus site’s hosting company using one simple interface. I can then code the website while having those files at easy access. While I use WordPress to create the articles, I use Filezilla to insert every image and media file you see outside of the articles.
While most hosting companies have their own built-in client, a user must upload them to the website sometimes one file at a time. This method is quite time consuming. That’s why FTP clients are so popular.
If you ever decide to undertake anything beyond basic web design, you need to learn to use Filezilla. It has a low learning curve, so a user can learn the basics in about 30 minutes.