Features - FTP Hosting

Complete FTP Server Hosting Solution

DriveHQ is one of the largest FTP Hosting service providers. Our FTP service is a full-featured FTP Server Hosting solution, allowing you to completely replace your in-house FTP server for a fraction of the cost. Our FTP service allows you to create and manage sub-users and sub-groups, manage user permissions, customize storage allocation, and much more.


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  • What FTP Client Software is Supported

    DriveHQ FTP Server is standard-compliant. You can use any popular FTP client software, such as FileZilla, CuteFTP, WsFTP, SmartFTP, Fetch, CoreFTP or Cyberduck to connect to our FTP server. Windows Explorer can also be used as an FTP client (Just enter ftp://USERNAME@ftp.drivehq.com and log on). In addition, you can use the command-line based FTP client on Windows, Linux or Mac. Most web browsers also provide some level of FTP support. DriveHQ FileManager and WebDAV Drive Mapping can also be used to access our FTP server.

  • Can I Create FTP Accounts and Manage Access Rights

    DriveHQ offers a full-blown FTP server hosting service. You can create sub-users and sub-groups; you can assign different user roles; you can also create folders in your account and share them to different sub-users/sub-groups with various permissions.

  • How To Connect

    From your FTP client software, enter our FTP server name (or IP address) and your DriveHQ username and password. For the FTP mode, usually you should select Passive Mode as the Active FTP mode is often blocked by firewalls / routers. If you use command-line based FTP client on Windows, please note Windows command-line FTP client does not support Passive FTP.

    Free users can only connect to ftp.drivehq.com. Paid members can also connect to proftp.drivehq.com. If you need to use IP addresses, they are and, resp.

    Please note free service users can only connect to our FTP server 25 times/day, along with some other restrictions.

  • Integration with Other Cloud Features

    Use our FTP service and you will have the ability to integrate with our cloud IT service using FileManager, WebDAV drive mapping, your mobile device, or a web browser.

  • Already a Member?

    There is no additional cost for using our FTP service. Reduce FTP server hosting and IT support costs by utilizing DriveHQ's FTP service.

  • Security

    DriveHQ supports FTP over SSL, the same SSL security protocol used by major banks. For the ultimate security and privacy, Please use DriveHQ FileManager, which supports encrypted folder. When uploading files to an encrypted folder, your data is encrypted locally on your computer before uploaded to DriveHQ server. Even DriveHQ support staff cannot read your files. If you have any more questions, please contact DriveHQ customer support for a security brochure.

  • File Hosting and Anonymous FTP

    FTP is extremely popular in hosting file downloads. In order to prevent service abuse, only paid members can host file downloads. To create an FTP download URL, you need to log on to www.DriveHQ.com or FileManager, then select a folder and publish it. After that, you can use the following URL to download files in the published folder:
    You can also use a static HTTP URL to download the files:    https://www.drivehq.com/file/df.aspx/publish/USERNAME/PUBLISHNAME/FILENAME

  • FTP Service for IP Camera, DVR & Other Similar FTP Software/Device

    DriveHQ's FTP server hosting service is designed for regular business use only. If you want to record video clips/images from your IP camera, webcam or DVR, please use our CameraFTP Cloud Surveillance and Recording Service. It is optimized for IP cameras and offers great viewer and playback apps. You also never need to worry about the storage space. CameraFTP offers unlimited storage space as long as your cameras are configured based on your subscription plan.

    If you want to use our FTP service with a custom FTP program, usually there is no other requirement. However, if your custom FTP program has any compatibility issue with our service, please contact us. Dependent on your plan level, we might be able to trouble shoot it for you.

    DriveHQ FTP service shall not be used for keylogging or any other purposes that we deem inappropriate. Our system automatically detects such service abuse. Violations will result in your account being disabled immediately. If you have a legitimate reason to use such software, please contact our support.

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