There are many different types of file sharing, and the method you choose will depend on the types of files you're sharing and who you're sending them to:
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The most common file transfer system on the Internet today is known as the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). FTP is a network protocol used to transfer files between two computers, one of which acts as a server.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P). Peer-to-peer (or peer-to-peer) file sharing (P2P) uses software (not your web browser) to transfer files without the need for a central server.
- Cloud services. With the help of cloud sharing services, files are stored in online storage. When a user uploads their data to an online storage or platform, a unique URL is generated. When the owner of a file shares this URL with other users, he grants them access to download and share files on this platform.
- Postal providers. Even if you're not familiar with the different types of file sharing, you've probably already used file sharing through email providers. Every time you attach a file or document to your email, you are transmitting data over the open Internet.