Steven Frank wants you to stop using FTP and switch to SFTP:

This is going to sound a little weird at first considering what I do for a living, but I want you to stop using FTP.

FTP is a 23 year old protocol. Although the basics of what it does still work, there are many aspects of it which have not kept up with modern computing environments.

If your host offers a secure shell, I’d recommend you learn the beauty of public-key authentication. I’ve been using the same key pair for five years.