DriveHQ Online Backup is a better way of backing up your important data files, including your document files, multimedia files, financial data or customer data. It offers higher level of security, reliability and convenience than most other backup solutions. You can backup, access and restore your computer data from anywhere, anytime without carrying any backup devices.
DriveHQ backup can be setup in just a few minutes. You don’t need to buy any backup devices. The software and the basic service are free.
1. Sign up a free DriveHQ account (if you have not done so yet).
2. Download and install DriveHQ Online Backup 4.5 Enterprise Edition client software for Windows. For Mac, please download DriveHQ Online Backup for Mac. Mac backup software works differently from the Windows version.
3. After installation, logon DriveHQ Online Backup and create backup tasks. You can create real-time tasks or scheduled tasks. Your files will be backed up to DriveHQ's state-of-the-art co-location facility in Fremont California. Your files will be safe even under major disasters as your data is protected off-site.
DriveHQ takes all measures to ensure your file security.
- By default, your files are secure and private unless you share or publish them. No static links can be used to access your files without logon.
- DriveHQ web facility is generally more secure than your own facility. We are co-located with one of the largest co-location service companies in California. The building has 24x7 security and backup power supply / Internet connection.
- Data transferring can be very secure as DriveHQ Online Backup supports SSL / HTTPS.
- For those users who need ultimate security, DriveHQ Online Backup supports encryption feature. Your files will be encrypted locally before they are uploaded to DriveHQ server. As long as you don't leak your encryption key, it will be extremely hard for anybody to access and decrypt your files. You can create an encrypted backup task using the "Advanced Task" wizard. At the end, ate keys.
Everybody needs to backup his/her computer on a regular basis. Today, you have very important files on your computer’s hard disk. Those files include your family photos and videos, you personal or business financial data, your customer data or research materials, etc. On average your computer or hard disk crashes every 3 years. Your files are also subject to virus attack, accidental deletion, or any major disasters, such as fire, theft, flood, earthquake, etc. An offsite online backup service like DriveHQ is an ideal solution to protect your data.
DriveHQ backup is more reliable and secure than your USB backup. DriveHQ has better facility / infrastructure, all our equipments are fully redundant. So even if one set of devices fail, the system can still work fine. Also, online / remote / offsite backup like DriveHQ backup is safer in case of fire, theft, virus attack or flood, etc. You also get the benefit of being able to backup / access / restore and share your file data from anywhere without carrying a USB device.
If you have a small folder with small files that are modified frequently, you might want to use Real-time backup. Otherwise, a scheduled backup is recommended.
Yes, you can. Please note backup tasks are associated with the source computer. So you can create two backup tasks on two computers with the same task name, they are not the same task on server, so they don’t interfere with each other. You can migrate a task from one computer to another computer, though.
While you can backup the whole c: drive, it is strongly not recommended. You only need to backup important data files. You don’t need to backup Operating system files (Windows folder) or application files (program files folder). These files are not important as you can simply reinstall the OS or applications. If you try to backup those folders, it could take a very long time to upload all the files. Generally you are recommended to backup the "My Documents" folder where you store your personal data files.
DriveHQ Online Backup supports incremental backup. Files won’t be uploaded again if not changed after last backup. If you have backed up a part of a very large file, it can even resume uploading the remaining part of the file and not start from the scratch.
Yes, DriveHQ Online Backup supports file version history. You can set maximum of versions to keep in Options.
You can install DriveHQ Online Backup on all computers, the software is free. Each employee can have his/her own DriveHQ account. It is recommended using our Group Account service, which is more flexible and manageable. To upgrade to group account, please logon DriveHQ website and click on My Account, then click on Group Account.
Yes, DriveHQ Online Backup supports email, database and open file backup. You don't need to quit your email / database application to backup your files. DriveHQ Online Backup can backup files being used. If your Outlook PST files are huge, we recommend using DriveHQ EmailManager, which is designed to backup Emails and Address Books.
We do offer free service, however, free service is for personal and casual use only. Please note DriveHQ Online Backup is a high quality backup service. Our price is low, yet our service is of top quality.
Businesses can host their IT servers and systems on DriveHQ Cloud IT Service.
It not only offers more and better features, but also is much easier to manage and costs far less.
Cloud Storage is the same as Online Storage or Internet Storage. Users can easily upload / download files on DriveHQ cloud storage system using DriveHQ FileManager, DriveHQ.com website, DriveHQ FTP Service or DriveHQ WebDAV remote drive. Users can remotely access files from anywhere at any time.
DriveHQ Cloud File Server works just like a network file server. You can drag and drop files / folders using FileManager, FTP or WebDAV drive mapping; you can directly edit a remote file and save back; you can manage sub-users and sub-groups; you can share different folders to different users with different permissions.
You can get rid of USB backup, DVD backup or tape backup. DriveHQ Cloud Backup is much better and more affordable than traditional backup solutions. You can backup / restore files from anywhere at any time without carrying a backup device. Also because it is offsite backup, it can survive any major disasters.
DriveHQ Cloud computing is different. You can use our cloud service from anywhere, you don't need to relegate your PCs into dumb terminals. DriveHQ cloud computing extends your desktop software into the cloud. You can use your familiar sofware (e.g. MS Office, PDF, PhotoEditor, etc.) with our cloud service.
DriveHQ Online Storage has much more features than other online storage services. It is far more than just storage,
it is about top quality features and client software. It supports all modern web browsers and FTP client software;
it also has a native client program: DriveHQ FileManager. It is seamlessly integrated with DriveHQ Cloud IT system.
You can map DriveHQ online storage as a network drive, such as Z: drive. No software needs to be installed. It is extremely simple.
If you have a lot of files or very large files, you can also use DriveHQ FileManager or FTP.
Using DriveHQ Online Storage service, you can access your data from anywhere using DriveHQ.com website, DriveHQ FileManager client,
FTP or WebDAV drive mapping. Business users can easily access their
data from multiple offices, hotel or home.
DriveHQ online storage service is designed to be extremely secure and reliable. It is managed by professionals,
colocated in a high-end data center with full redundancy and 24x7 onsite security. Your files are secure and private.
DriveHQ Drop Box folder enables anybody to upload files to you securely without having to sign up and without hassle. Just provide your drop box
URL, and anybody can drop files into it. Files in a drop box can only be accessed by yourself.
FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol". It is the most popular method for transferring files to different locations.
Almost all platforms support FTP. FTP is efficient, reliable and easy-to-use. It can be used to transfer very large files / folders.
DriveHQ offers standard FTP features plus more advanced features at a very low cost.
To setup, configure and secure an FTP server is never easy. FTP server may pose serious security threat as you must open a lot
of network ports; managing FTP accounts and set permission is also a headache. DriveHQ FTP server saves you time and money,
you can set it up in just a few minutes.
DriveHQ FTP Server Hosting service includes FTP server software, hardware and hosting. It is extremely easy to setup. Compared with
other FTP hosting service, DriveHQ FTP service not only is a standard FTP hosting service, but also is seamlessly
integrated with other DriveHQ cloud services.
You can backup files / folders to DriveHQ FTP server from any platforms. Files backed up to DriveHQ FTP server are secure and private.
You can access these files using DriveHQ FTP, DriveHQ.com website or DriveHQ FileManager client software.
DriveHQ has launched a new FTP service optimized for security cameras / surveillance cameras. It is more efficient than
traditional FTP service. It can automatically delete old images after certain days. It also includes a Camera Viewer feature
which lets you play back old images or monitor the scene in real-time.
DriveHQ Online Backup can replace your local backup solution. You can setup real-time backup tasks and scheduled backup tasks.
It has a lot of features, such as incremental backup, backup locked files, file versioning, backup multiple PCs, backup servers, etc.
You might have a very good backup solution in-house. However, in-house backup is inherently less secure / reliable than offsite backup.
In case of major disasters, such as fire, flood, theft, virus, etc. both the source files and the backup files can be
destroyed as they are in the same location. Offsite backup keeps your backup data in a different location, thus it is far more reliable.
You can backup emails using either DriveHQ Online Backup or DriveHQ EmailManager. Using DriveHQ online backup,
you can backup the entire Outlook PST files or other email data folder.
Using DriveHQ EmailManager, it is far more efficient as it can incrementally backup emails and contacts one by one and
it only backs up new emails.
In-house backup such as tape backup is not flexible. You can only backup your data when you are in the same location.
DriveHQ Online Backup is different. You can backup / restore your files & folders from any remote locations.
No backup device or media is required.
You can automatically backup servers and databases in your company; employees can also backup their PCs, laptops and MACs.
Using DriveHQ group account service, you can allocate storage space and download bytes to your sub-users.
All sub-users are treated as premium users. They can access backed-up files online from anywhere.
Email service is very important to any business. There are a lot of free email hosting services; however, for business,
you need something better. You don't have to pay a lot to setup Exchange server or limit yourself to webmail only.
DriveHQ email service is designed for SMBs. It supports SMTP/POP3/IMAP4/webmail and custom domain. You can also create group accounts.
SMTP is the standard protocol for sending emails; POP and IMAP are the standard protocols for retrieving emails.
Most email client software (incl. Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express) supports SMTP, POP and IMAP. POP3 is usually
used for downloading emails to local; IMAP can keep all emails on server and automatically sync local and remote email boxes.
DriveHQ email server supports all 3 protocols.
DriveHQ email server supports SMTP,POP3 & IMAP4; it also supports SSL. It has advanced features such as: Auto Reply, Auto Forward,
Mailing List, etc. It supports custom email domains and group account service. You can easily manage your email accounts online.
DriveHQ email service can be accessed using almost any email client software / device, such as Outlook, Outlook Express, iPhone,
Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile, etc. Emails can be kept on server so that you can download emails
from multiple computers / devices. Using IMAP, you can also sync your local and remote emails.
You can use DriveHQ Online Backup to backup emails. However, if you use Outlook / Outlook Express, then using DriveHQ EmailManager client
software is much more efficient. You can drag-n-drop upload / download emails and contacts; you can setup automatic backup
tasks to backup your emails and contacts to DriveHQ webmail.
DriveHQ offers a lot of high-end business features, such as Group Account service, custom domain web / email / FTP hosting,
automatic folder synchronization, remote file sharing and collaboration.
You can create folders in your own account, then share different folders to different users with different permissions.
You can also share folders to sub-groups and contact groups and set different permissions. The same folder can also be shared again
with different permissions. Thus, multiple users can collaborate online.
Using DriveHQ FileManager, you can select a folder and click on Synchronize to create a sync-ed folder. You can
sync folders on different computers to the same remote folder, thus you can synchronize multiple computers.
You can also sync folders of multiple users to the same group shared folder, thus you can sync folders of multiple users.
DriveHQ service is available on all popular mobile platforms, incl. iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android and Windows Phone 7.
Not only that, DriveHQ mobile application beats competitors' hands down!
DriveHQ reseller platform makes it extremely easy to launch white label (i.e. private label) or co-branded service.
A co-branded service can be launched in just a few hours. The cost is extremely low at only $50-500/year, which is
about 10 times lower than our competitors'. Resellers can customize or localize the website, service prices and client software.
DriveHQ also has other partnership / affiliate programs suitable for any size businesses.