Step-by-Step Instructions to Transfer Files Securely with FTP

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Here you can find out what FTP is and how you can use it in Web Hosting.

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and has been specially developed for transferring files between computers. This requires a so-called FTP program.
In web hosting, FTP is usually used for uploading or downloading files to the web space. This means that you can transfer the files required for your website - such as HTML files and photos - to the web space using an FTP program.

In order to protect your data from access by third parties, the Web Hosting secure FTP variants SFTP (for Linux hosting) and FTPS (for Windows hosting) are used. Unlike normal FTP, the connection is secured using SSL encryption.

Step 1

Set up secure FTP access in 1&1 IONOS:

Step 2

Install the FTP program:

Install an FTP program on your computer. The choice of FTP program depends on the operating system you are using.

Step 3

Save connection data in the FTP program:

To avoid having to re-enter your data every time, it makes sense to save the connection data in the FTP program.

Step 4

Upload or download files:

Copy files such as photos or web pages from your computer to the web space or Online Storageplace in your 1&1 IONOS hosting package.

Please note: