For those of us who have websites and/or blogs, using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program is a must. It allows one to upload and download files directly from your PC to your web hosting account. Using an FTP program, you can backup files to your webhost as well as backing up files already on the host server (like your website or blog files) directly to your PC.
So if you are thinking about getting your own website, or have just started out, you should find this information helpful.
My favourite FTP software is FileZilla, which can be downloaded for free for the FileZilla website: http://filezilla-project.org/
Note: you will want the ‘client’, not the ‘server’ version.
Now, once you have it installed, how to use it?
Here’s a great FileZilla tutorial video by Lisa of 2Createawebsite.com: