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FTP hosting explained

The FTP protocol is amongst the most secure and reliable ways to upload and transfer data between server and client. For this reason, all of 1&1's server solutions allow for secure FTP web hosting to ensure that you can quickly and efficiently upload and manage large data volumes. 1&1 offers a number of cost-effective server packages that allow you to take advantage of the FTP protocol and enjoy powerful FTP web hosting when working on your next web project. Whether you are an expert programmer or a novice web builder, FTP hosting can fulfil a number of important requirements. The protocol can be accessed through your standard console or through a variety of FTP software programmes to give you control whatever your skill set. This means that large video, image or audio files can be accessed by the administrator, or anyone who the administrator has assigned rights to, in the most efficient way possible.

Get started with your FTP hosting

Getting underway with FTP web hosting is simple when using 1&1. Once you have decided upon the specific FTP web hosting solution most suitable to your requirements, you can simply log into the 1&1 Control Panel and begin using the FTP protocol to add data to your project. This can be achieved through an FTP client from any computer and within any web browser. From here, you can set access rights for other users and edit any files that have already been uploaded. For more advanced users, the FTP protocol can be employed through your console without the need for external FTP clients. This allows even more control over your data and is available within the 1&1 Control Panel. Using FTP hosting in this way ensures that you have full access to the command line of your FTP data – giving you the ability to finely tune any data you wish to add or edit.

Our range of FTP web hosting solutions

All of the high-quality server solutions offered by 1&1 support full FTP hosting with both Windows and Linux based servers, providing suitable platforms for use with the FTP protocol. Your decision should be based upon the type of server most suited to the amount of data you wish to store, and the performance levels you require to run your project optimally. A dynamic cloud server is perfect for smaller projects and offer great value for money with their versatile nature. Your FTP web hosting can be expanded or decreased as your website develops – helping you to stick to a tight budget. Virtual servers work in a similar way and offer you a shared space on a physical server in which to enjoy FTP hosting. With a virtual server, however, you have a choice of packages depending upon your specific requirements. Finally, 1&1's range of dedicated servers offer you ultimate power and performance with an expansive range of storage solutions for your FTP hosting.

Reasons to choose FTP Hosting Services from 1&1

Whether you are building your first website, or developing a large scale web project, all developers will need a server that stores data securely and efficiently. The FTP hosting service from 1&1 is safe, flexible and cost effective. Perfect for all web developers, both professionals and beginners, FTP hosting services offer a reliable method of uploading data, and downloading files to and from the server. Not every web developer will have the same needs when it comes to data storage, which is why the FTP file hosting service from 1&1 can be adjusted to meet the individual requirements of every project.

FAQ: FTP Hosting

  • I want to know more about the details of 1&1 FTP web hosting. What are the available features?

    Here at 1&1, we believe that transferring files and data should be as easy as it sounds. After choosing your desired server package and storage requirements for FTP hosting, use the 1&1 Control Panel and start adding files and data that can be utilized by anyone you provide access to. Any computer or web browser with rights can begin downloading or editing with our FTP web hosting. Keep in mind that the aforementioned file hosting software programs are applicable to certain operating systems. Cyberduck is available for both Windows and Macintosh, however FileZilla and WinSCP are strictly Windows based. With the help of these free and useful programs, you can safely and quickly begin FTP hosting with uploading, downloading, editing and transferring files as either a client or as a server host. After you've chosen the storage space needed for your projects, the 1&1 Control Panel can establish an FTP connection and you'll be well underway with your FTP hosting in no time. For any questions or concerns regarding FTP web hosting or our server packages, feel free to talk to our support team- available 24/7 via phone or email.
  • When is it recommended to use FTP server software?

    An FTP server is worthwhile if you need to access data quickly, save data securely, share it with other users, or simply store data on the server yourself. If you want to build an extensive website, such as a professional online store, you benefit from clearly structured, secure data management and – just like your customers – fast access time, even with high traffic.

    The 1&1 hosting packages are ideal for establishing fast and secure FTP access, as all packages give you the freedom to manage your site and deliver optimum speed and performance. FTP servers are an indispensable element of the professional working environment – they facilitate workflow and save a lot of time. We also provide support if you are setting up your own website, even if you do not need your own server with fast FTP access. In this case, 1&1 MyWebsite is the ideal choice. You can make all changes to your website directly in the browser.
  • How do I access my FTP server?

    FTP access is included in all 1&1 hosting packages free of charge. There are two ways to access the server. One is with the help of a beginner-friendly software that guides you through the configuration and data transmission – the so-called FTP client – which is available to download. With the help of the client software, you can configure your server quickly and comfortably, and control the data transmission between PC and server. The management, transfer, updating, and securing of your data will all be made easier with the wide selection of features on offer. The data transmission is done via FTP protocol and is therefore easy, fast, and secure.

    The FTP protocol can also be controlled directly via the console, which can be accessed via the 1&1 Control Panel. This direct access method on the FTP server, does not require a separate FTP client program and is aimed at advanced users.
  • How do I set up my FTP server?

    In order to configure your FTP server, first enable FTP access and Shell access in the hosting area of the Control Panel. As soon as you set up a password, your user ID will be automatically generated. Next, download the FTP client application to begin controlling your FTP server. The FTP-program FileZilla is one of the most popular free options – it's quick and easy to operate. Cyberduck is also a reliable and powerful FTP client for Windows and Mac OS X. In order to connect with your FTP server, you just need to provide the server address, your username and your password.
  • Can I set up different FTP accesses with different permissions?

    Yes. Depending on the hosting package, you can create a certain number of additional safe and secure FTP accesses, and each of these can be assigned different permissions or user rights. You can see the number of FTP accesses you've been assigned in your contract information, located in the "Hosting" section.
  • How can I transfer files via FTP?

    Transferring files between an FTP server and a client is not only quick and secure, but also intuitive and easy. First, install an FTP program on your computer, then set up secure FTP access in your 1&1 Control Panel. Save your connection data in the FTP program and the data transfer can begin – depending on the FTP client this can sometimes be done by Drag & Drop. In the 1&1 Help Centre, you'll find a detailed step-by-step set of instructions.
  • I have some security concerns regarding FTP hosting. How does 1&1 protect my data?

    Regardless of your storage space preferences for FTP hosting, you can rely on maximum performance and unrivalled safeguarding from any 1&1 server package. Protecting your data is of utmost importance to us. With data centers across multiple locations in the UK, georedundant structures, redundant server systems, and daily backups, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that our servers are among the best defended in the country. With 1&1 web hosting packages, all data transferred via FTP is additionally protected by SSL encryption and therefore protected against unauthorized access – this includes both FTPS (for FTP servers under Windows) and SFTP (for Linux hosting, such as an Ubuntu FTP server).

    The right option for you can undoubtedly be found in our large selection of offers – from virtual and cloud-based servers, to dedicated servers. FTP hosting with 1&1 can be done simply and effortlessly. We provide computing power in the form of AMD® and Intel® processors, with as much expandable memory and disk space as you need.
  • Does 1&1 offer a backup function for my FTP hosting?

    Yes, the security of your data is 1&1's highest priority. To protect you against data loss, we have established daily backup routines. In addition to this, you also have the opportunity to do your own backup at any time and to recover your web projects in the various states they were previously saved in. The FTP web hosting services from 1&1 are an especially simple and efficient way to exchange data between server and client. When you opt for an FTP server from 1&1, you place your trust in a powerful server structure that is among the safest in the world. If you are still unsure, or have any further questions regarding the security of your data, contact our support team by phone or by email. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Does 1&1 offer customer service for my FTP hosting?

    1&1 has been providing a variety of high-quality hosting solutions to its customers since 2001. This means that, when you take advantage of our powerful FTP hosting, you can be sure that you have chosen a provider you can trust. With more than 13 million customers worldwide, 1&1 is proud to offer great value products that never compromise on quality, alongside a commitment to innovation ensuring that our services are always cutting-edge. To ensure the very best service and guidance when setting up and maintaining your FTP web hosting, 1&1 provides 24/7 telephone and e-mail support. Once you have contacted one of our highly trained experts, any queries or questions you may have, will be answered as efficiently as possible – giving you ultimate peace of mind as you build your website. Give 1&1 a call today and discover what other benefits you can enjoy when you take advantage of our comprehensive FTP hosting packages.
  • In addition to FTP hosting - are there more services from 1&1?

    At 1&1, it's our mission to make certain that any package you select, is delivered with the utmost capability and proficiency. We have been providing unbeatable quality since 2001 and our promise to you is that you'll receive the best service that we strive to maintain. Browse through our site and discover the advantages of FTP hosting and FTP servers with 1&1. We ensure that all access times are quick and reliable – evidenced by our 300 GB external connectivity. Furthermore, hosts can observe daily happenings on your server with our 1&1 Mobile Monitoring app, which is also available through a web browser. Don't forget that we cater for both Windows and Linux operating systems; letting you decide which structure will suit you best for your FTP hosting. FTP web hosting with 1&1 is your gateway to managing and overseeing the loading and transferring of files necessary to ensure that your business projects can stay or rise to a premium level.