What is Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

Often File Transfer Protocol (FTP) cannot guarantee the highest level of security. However, Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). SFTP provides file access, transfer, and management tools that resemble FTP through a secure SSH connection. SFTP is not just FTP over SSH. Instead, it is an entirely separate protocol. SFTP uses your cPanel account's shell access to create a connection.