The FTP File Transfer Protocol protocol is quite old. It was created in 1971 and changed in 1972 which was closed to modern version. Development of the Internet endangered using FTP cause of the security weakness. Anyway this protocol is still usable in some production areas like WEB design, Post production, etc. As for me I prefer to stay away from FTP and prefer the modern secured protocols, but in some cases I have to use it for a while.