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Secure FTP Hosting

Reliable Web Storage. Always.

  • Plenty of webspace
  • Secure transfer thanks to SSH and SSL/TLS
  • Daily backups
Package overview

Transfer your files. Anytime. Anywhere.

Want to store or transfer your data? Discover why our Secure FTP servers are the right choice.

SFTP and FTPS – the new standards explained

What exactly is the difference?

Definition

  • SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol (or Secure File Transfer Protocol)
  • FTPS stands for FTP over SSL
SFTP and FTPS are two mutually independent protocols which basically do the same thing: both use encryption in order to transfer your Web Hosting files securely. FTPS is a further development of FTP including an additional SSL/TLS-encryption. SFTP, on the other hand, is an alternative to FTP based on Secure Shell (SSH).
In order to enable secure file transfer for both Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting, we support both protocols.

Features included

Backup function

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.

Additional Accounts

You can of course set up additional accounts. If you want to determine individual rights, you can easily assign users to specific directories.

Data protection

With data centres across multiple locations in Europe, georedundant structures, redundant server systems, and daily backups, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that our servers are among the best defended on the market.

Mobile admin app

Want to manage products and billing on your smartphone or tablet? No problem, with the 1&1 IONOS Hosting Manager app you can check everything on the go.

Linux or Windows?

We cater to both Windows and Linux operating systems, letting you decide which structure will suit you best for your Secure FTP hosting.

24/7 support

To ensure the very best service and guidance when setting up and maintaining your Secure FTP web hosting, 1&1 IONOS provides 24/7 telephone and email support.

Hosting package overview

Free domain
Wildcard SSL Certificate
24/7 support

Business

Our all-round solution for dynamic websites


Special Offer
12 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £5/monthexcl. VAT
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Domains

1 free lifetime domain included
1 Wildcard SSL CertificateIncluded free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Email

25 email accounts
2 GB storage per account

Hosting

100 GB storage
25 databases (1 GB SSD)
Up to 2.5 GB RAM
PHP 7.3 (512 MB)A 1&1 IONOS exclusive: get the exact output you need by scaling between performance levels 1–5. Performance level 5 contains 19 GB RAM and a 768 MB PHP memory cache.Close

Pro

Perfect for more demanding company websites


6 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £7/monthexcl. VAT
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Domains

2 free lifetime domains included
1 Wildcard SSL CertificateIncluded free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Email

100 email accounts
2 GB storage per account

Hosting

250 GB storage
100 databases (1 GB SSD)
Up to 6 GB RAM
PHP 7.3 (640 MB)A 1&1 IONOS exclusive: get the exact output you need by scaling between performance levels 1–5. Performance level 5 contains 19 GB RAM and a 768 MB PHP memory cache.Close

Expert

Ideal for memory-intensive web projects and online shops


6 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £10/monthexcl. VAT
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Domains

3 free lifetime domains included
1 Wildcard SSL Certificate Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Email

500 email accounts
2 GB storage per account

Hosting

500 GB storage
500 databases (1 GB SSD)
Up to 9 GB RAM
PHP 7.3 (640 MB)A 1&1 IONOS exclusive: get the exact output you need by scaling between performance levels 1–5. Performance level 5 contains 19 GB RAM and a 768 MB PHP memory cache.Close

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.
Partner Business

For one website or project


£5/monthexcl. VAT Cancel anytime
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Free domain Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

50 GB storage

Performance level 2 with up to 6 GB RAM – scalable At level 2 you have a 640 MB PHP memory limit and up to 6 GB RAM. Upgrade your performance level at any time.Close

Partner Expert

For multiple large web projects


£15/monthexcl. VAT Cancel anytime
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Free domain Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

500 GB storage

Performance level 5 with up to 19 GB RAM included This package comes with high performance 768 MB PHP memory and up to 19 GB RAM to run a large number of parallel processes.Close

Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

Enjoy ultimate control

File transfer made easy

Whether you are an expert programmer or a novice web builder, Secure FTP hosting can fulfil a number of important requirements. The protocol can be accessed through your standard console or through a variety of software programs, giving you control regardless of 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 Secure FTP web hosting

Once you have decided upon the specific SFTP/FTPS hosting solution most suitable to your requirements, you can simply log into the 1&1 IONOS Control Panel and begin using the SFTP or FTPS protocol to add data to your project. This can be achieved through an FTP client from any computer and within any web browser. For more advanced users, the Secure FTP protocol can be employed through your console without the need for external FTP clients.

Prefer servers to hosting? No problem

All of the high-quality server solutions offered by 1&1 IONOS support Secure FTP hosting with both Windows and Linux based servers, providing suitable platforms for use with the SFTP or FTPS 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.
Cloud Servers are perfect for smaller projects and offer great value for money with their versatile nature. Virtual servers work in a similar way and offer you a shared space on a physical server.
With a virtual server, however, you have a choice of packages depending upon your specific requirements. Finally, 1&1 IONOS's range of dedicated servers offer you ultimate power and performance with an expansive range of storage solutions.
Your personal consultant

Tailored advice. Tips for online success. Technical support. Available via a direct phone number, chat and email. Free of charge for all 1&1 IONOS customers.

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How do I get started?

  • Choose a package
  • Enable Secure FTP access in the hosting area of the Control Panel
  • Set up a password
  • Download an FTP client application
  • Connect with your server using your server address, your username and your password
It's as simple as that.
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FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic
A Secure FTP server functions as an intermediary between multiple computers in different locations and facilitates the transfer of all file types. These servers offer a number of advantages in terms of security and speed that make transferring and sharing data easy - ideal if you are a website owner. This means the content saved on the server can be easily transferred across the web. All you have to do is enter your details and then download some FTP server software to access your Secure FTP server.

This 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.
Secure FTP access is included in all 1&1 IONOS 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 SFTP/FTPS protocol and is therefore easy, fast, and secure.

The Secure FTP protocol can also be controlled directly via the console, which can be accessed via the 1&1 IONOS Control Panel. This direct access method on the server does not require a separate client program and is aimed at advanced users.
Yes. Depending on the hosting package, you can create a certain number of additional safe and secure accesses, and each of these can be assigned different permissions or user rights.
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