Drive Headquarters launches a new premium FTP hosting site - proFTP.drivehq.com.
Drive Headquarters (http://www.DriveHQ.com) has launched a new premium FTP hosting site -
proFTP.drivehq.com, designed for business customers.
May 12, 2010, Drive Headquarters, Inc. (http://www.DriveHQ.com), the leading Online File
Storage & Sharing, Online Backup, Folder Synchronization and FTP Server Hosting service provider has launched a new premium FTP hosting
site - proFTP.drivehq.com, designed for premium users and sub-users of premium group accounts.
DriveHQ is one of the largest FTP Server Hosting service providers. With more than 1 million registered users,
10s of thousands of business customers, DriveHQ has enabled small businesses to transfer huge amount of data to remote offices
or remote clients. In the last few years, more and more customers use DriveHQ FTP hosting service for heavy-duty FTP needs,
such as automatically backup huge amount of data, upload images from surveilance camera, sending very large video files, etc. As such,
DriveHQ FTP service load has increased dramatically. In addition to adding more FTP Servers / upgrading FTP server hardware,
DriveHQ has launched a new proFTP.drivehq.com site to offer optimal service to premium users. The new site is free of charge
to premium users; premium users can also continue using the original ftp.drivehq.com site.
For those users who use custom domain FTP Server hosting service, the new site also supports it.
Users just need to add a new FTP DNS name that resolves
to 126.96.36.199. The new DNS name can be added from your DNS server, or if you don't have your own DNS server, it can be added
from your domain registrar's website.
ProFTP.drivehq.com generally performs faster than ftp.drivehq.com, however, there is no guarantee on that. It depends
on the load at the time. Premium users can also connect to ftp.drivehq.com for redundancy.
The new ProFTP.drivehq.com has also dramatically improved its support for Active FTP. Active FTP is usually blocked by
anti-virus software, firewalls or routers, etc. Using Active FTP, the FTP server must connect back to the client computer for
FTP data connection, which is considered dangerous by firewalls, thus it is usually blocked. Such block has nothing to do with
DriveHQ FTP server, but rather related with the firewall / router / anti-virus software on the client side.
Most popular FTP client software supports Passive FTP, which is usually not blocked by router / firewall / anti-virus software.
Users can also use DriveHQ FileManager client software, which works just like FTP client, but uses HTTP protocol.
Microsoft command-line FTP client support
Microsoft command-line FTP client is widely used by system administrators. However, it is "crippled" as it doesn't support
Passive FTP. On the other hand, Windows Explorer can be used as a simple FTP client that supports drag and drop without
installing any software! Windows Explorer supports Passive FTP. Just enter the following address:
Active FTP works fine if you don't have any firewall / router / anti-virus software and your computer is directly connected to
the Internet with a public IP address. Since almost all computers are connected behind a firewall / router, the regular ftp.drivehq.com
cannot work with Active FTP in most cases.
With the new ProFTP.drivehq.com, Active FTP works fine if your NAT router supports translating FTP PORT command & IP address
and allows the FTP server to connect back to the client. It seems most routers now support these features.
DriveHQ premium users can start using the new proFTP.drivehq.com FTP site immediately. Free service users must upgrade to paid service to access the new FTP site. A premium demo account is available upon request.
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