Words like FTP / VPN / RDP / SSL / SMTP / DNS and many others are included in geeky conversations and their meaning is taken for granted . Our jargon becomes heavy with tech words and sometimes we are not aware that actually the normal human facing us might not know what “FTP me means”
Another interesting fact is that many non-techies are crossing to the geeky side – blog owners – eMarketers – HR – social media experts – all those people with a non-tech background are starting to use more advanced technology tools
I am stating the above based on facts and the number of friends who acquired a hosting and by the type of questions i get as freelancer or from friends – no one wants to know how to burn a CD anymore or how to fix winword, they all want to know now how to setup FTP / how to configure their own mail / how to access their home computer from work / how to configure the wirless network at their home and of course how to bypass security at work :evil:
All those tasks , if you look at them are worth an IT certificate ! yet somehow and amazingly people are shamed to ask because many times they are bullied, laughed at by the geeks or simply “dismissed” #shameOnYouFellowGeeks !
Lately, i’ve been asked many times from les “nouveaux e-Riches” aka new hosting owners many questions on file transfer and FTP and how can they use their unlimited hosting space to send large files, do online backup, file sharing and such – that is why i am putting it in a post !
This post is also dedicated to a special certified web designer who strongly believes that FTP stands for File transfer person and who thinks that i should go manually take the file from his office – this office happens to be in one of lebanon’s most high-trafficed areas ( phone support didn’t help )
So without more blablablaying here is what you need to know about FTP