In short, FTP is a stanard protocol for file transfer between a server and a client. It is a fast and convenient way to send files over the internet. For a more secure way of transferring files, use the 'SFTP' transport type.
Environment Tabs 
These are explained in more detail on the 'Environments' page in the user guide. In short they allow you to setup specific configurations for different environments.
Ftp Configuration 
Hostname or IP address of FTP server.
FTP server port number.
Destination FTP folder.
Temporary FTP folder.
Passive Ftp Server
Check or un-check this depending on the particular partner’s FTP settings.
FTP account username.
FTP account password (click ‘Show’ to reveal the password - user setup)
Command Before Put
FTP command to execute before writing the file.
Command After Put
FTP command to execute after writing the file.
Binary File Representation
Check this if the files transmitted to/from this location are binary.
Max Concurrent Connections
The partner’s IT department may require you to limit the maximum number of allowed simultaneous connections to the FTP server.
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