When working with websites, you often need to move files to-and-fro a ftp server. This is usually done using a dedicated ftp application such as gftp. In this long run, this is a very time consuming process so why not just mount the ftp drive as a directory in your home folder?
The first thing we need to do is to get the package curlftpfs
sudo apt-get install curlftpfs
To mount the content of your ftp server at ftp.yourdomain.com in the directory ~/ftpfolder/ simply issue the command
curlftpfs user:email@example.com ~/ftpfolder/
Unmounting is done in the usual way
sudo umount ~/ftpfolder/