Explain FTP Vs. SCP
A:: FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and
is a tool used for transferring files from your computer to our servers.
SCP stands for Secure CoPy and is also a tool used for transferring
files among computers. The main difference between the two is with
SCP, all data is sent encrypted between your computer and the host
computer. With FTP all data including username and password are all
sent plain text. This means that it is possible, however unlikley,
that a malicious party may be able to gain unauthorized access to
your acount by sniffing the local network. Most ISPs have
safeguards in place to prevent this however.