Administrator Initial Setup

Having the right administrator settings at initial startup is important for keeping your Hosted~FTP~ site managed and organized. Hosted~FTP~ recommends checking certain options such as enabling audit logs for optimal “housekeeping” of your FTP site. These settings can be only be accessed by administrators after logging in to the web interface and going to the Setup tab of the admin account.

See below for fields and descriptions for basic setup and recommended settings.

Basic Setup



2-Step Verification Enable 2-step verification for your administrator account, to enable strict access.
Username We recommend customizing your username to easily ID your administrator instead of using an email address.
Email The email is used for all notification purposes, password resets, and FTP account management. Also, an alternative to the username when logging in.
Password Transitioning from trial to production, consider changing your password for more strict access.
Name The name in this field should describe the overall name of the account i.e. CompanyX’s FTP, CompanyX DepartmentA.

When sharing a folder, the users will see this name in the description.

Time Zone Affects the timestamps for all activity in your account, the time zone field also affects your logs when tracking login and file transfer activity
Country Geographic location for the administrator.
Language  Preferred language used by the account owner
Admin The drop-down list allows the administrator account to transfer the admin privileges to an existing user that meets all criteria. Notice that files, folders, and permissions are unique to each user and are not transferable.
Signature The personal administrator signature. For the signature on the whole FTP account level, visit the Branding link in the Setup tab.


Recommended settings in options


Field Description
Delete mail after _ days Significant to the plugin utility and send/receive functions, mail events in the home tab are deleted after your chosen amount of days.
Show mail in FTP folder _ Events that have happened in the plugin utility and send/receive functions are saved in this folder; default named: mail.
Default FTP folder Sets the current user’s default folder to land in (for web browser and FTP only)


Note: SFTP requires to set a folder destination in the FTP client/script

Save import results in FTP folder _ Save import results in a folder; default named: imports.
Create logs in FTP folder _ Track your login and transfer activity for all users in your FTP account, logs are created at the end of each day. Recommended to select save formats as excel.

It is recommended to enable this setting to track user activity for each day.

Notify me when sent files are _ Receive email notifications to your admin email when sent files are successfully sent and/or received.
Ask a security question during password reset When resetting your admin password, you can add an additional security measure by adding a security question. Please note: some browsers will autofill the security question and answer field which needs to be cleared to allow saving.
Add an attachment with download instructions when files are shared with me When files are shared with this user, instructions are also included
Use a public key for SFTP authentication Input a PKI key for additional security when connecting by SFTP.


Recommended settings in account-level options

Field Description
Enforce compliance for all users Starting at the Enterprise T2 subscription, the account admin can enforce compliance rules for all users (i.e. CJIS, advanced CJIS). This enforces admins and users to have proper setup in their login credentials and account to be compliant for the chosen compliance. This can be enforced on an entire account, group, or individual user level.

Read more about enforcing CJIS compliance here

Enforce password policy for all users Starting at the Enterprise subscription, the account admin can enforce a password policy for all users. This enforces admins and users to follow the chosen password guidelines when setting or resetting a password. This can be enforced on an entire account, group, or individual user level.

It is recommended to enable a password policy to prevent users from using vulnerable passwords.

Read more about password policies here

Force only secure protocols for all users (ftps/https/sftp) The account admin can restrict all users to connect using only secure protocols: HTTPS (web portal), FTPeS, and SFTP. This can be enforced on an entire account, group, or individual user level.

It is recommended to force only secure protocols for all users to maintain 256-bit encryption in transit, upon arrival, and at rest.

Read more about forcing secure protocols here

Apply IP whitelist for all users Starting at the Enterprise subscription, the account admin can restrict users to connect to the server only from whitelisted IP addresses (or a range of IP addresses). This can be enforced on an entire account, group, or individual user level.

Read more about IP whitelisting here

Web (https) logins for all users The account admin can disable or enable users ability to login to the Hosted~FTP~ web portal by selecting “None” for no access, and “Password” to allow access. This can be done on an entire account, group, or individual user level.
Non-web (ftp/ftps/sftp) logins for all users The account admin can disable or enable users ability to connect to Hosted~FTP~ via 3rd party application, script, FTP client, etc. Selecting “None” will disable password logins via non-web, and selecting “Password” will enable password logins via non-web.

Note: SFTP protocol can still connect using SSH key pairs.

Authenticate passwords for all users with [Hosted~FTP~] Default setting that cannot be changed. Passwords are authenticated using Hosted~FTP~’s system.
Getting Started
Signing up for a Free Trial
Basic steps to Setup
Purchasing your account
Choosing the right account type: Enterprise and SMB
Logging into your account
Logging in with a Web Browser
Logging in with an FTP/FTPS/SFTP Client
Logging in by FTP URL with Username and Password
Reset and change your password
Administrator Initial Setup
Implementing Multiple Administrators
Adding branding to your account
Branding Contact Logins
Creating a Custom Subdomain (
Web Interface
Home Tab
Files Tab
Contacts Tab
Users Tab
Plugin Tab
Setup Tab
Adding a User or Contact
Adding a Contact by Email Address
Add a User by Email Address
Add a User by Username
Using Groups
Administrator Access to User Accounts
Account setup PDF Guides (*.pdf)
Shared Folders
Configuring for Restricted Shared Folders (FUSN)
Creating Folder Structures for Sharing
Detailed Steps to Sharing Files/Folders
Managing Shared Folder Privileges
Add real-time notifications to uploads/downloads
Audit logs for logins and file transfers
Enable audit logs for login and file transfers
Accessing and viewing your audit logs
Steps to sharing the logs folder
Anonymous Access
Creating A Public Link
Anonymous Sharing Use Case
Anonymously Sharing Files and Folders
Transferring Files
Uploading Files by Web Browser
Uploading Files by FTP Client
Download your FTP/SFTP server files from any browser
Download files with an FTP client
Drag & Drop
Hosted FTP Drag and Drop
Enabling Drag & Drop on Legacy IE Browsers
Website Plugin
Web Plugin Overview and Guide
Plugin Brand Customization
Embed the Plugin into Your Website
Adding Additional Security (CAPTCHA, Password)
Security and Compliance Info
Security Model Overview
Security Model Details
MFA by User (Multi-Factor Authentication)
MFA by Administrator (Multi-Factor Authentication)
Add IP whitelisting
Enabling a Password Policy
Enabling CJIS Compliance Policy
Enabling Single Sign-On
Certificate & Host Key Info
SSL Certificate Info
SSL Server Test
FTPS Host Keys
SFTP (RSA/DSA) Host Keys
Configuring PKI Support
Compliance Info
WCAG 2.0
Bundle Features
Group vs. Enterprise bundle features
Enterprise T1 vs. T2 Bundle Comparison
Different user types and function comparisons
Difference between users and contacts
Integrating the Upload Plugin into your Website and Business
Account Management
Purchasing your account
Payments & Billing
Choosing a payment plan
Renewing an expired account
Changing a Payment Plan
Changing Credit Card Information
Reviewing billing statements
Trial Account Limits
Activated Account Limits
How is Storage Calculated?
Reviewing account resources and usage
Switching Account Bundles
Changing the Account Administrator
Cancelling an Account
FTP/FTPS/SFTP Connections
Hosted~FTP~ IP Addresses
SFTP (RSA/DSA) Host Keys
Connect with Plain FTP
Connect with Secure FTPS/SFTP
Connecting with an FTP Client
Command Line (CLI)
How to connect to your remote site using the command line
How to login to SFTP with one line on Linux
Understanding FTP commands in the command line
Connecting through SFTP by Command Line (CMD)
Using PKI keys to connect to Hosted~FTP~ on linux
Importing PuttyGen PKI Keys to Linux
FTP/FTPeS command line error codes and their meaning
Windows Network Locations
Add Network Location Windows XP
Add Network Location Windows 10/8/7
Connecting from a Mac Computer Terminal
Using Filezilla with FTP/FTPS
Using FileZilla with SFTP
Connecting to WebDrive
Using WebDrive
Installing WinSCP
Uploading & Downloading with WinSCP
WinSCP Scripting
Executing WINSCP script from a saved site
Executing WINSCP script without a saved site
Transfer new and updated files only
Backup Scripts with WinSCP
Keep Folders up to date
Uploading & Downloading with AndFTP
Searching, Resume Support & Third-party Sharing with AndFTP
FTP, SFTP Use Cases in Industries
EDI document transfers
Integrating the Upload Plugin into your Website and Business
Real Estate
Call Center
Best Practices
Use Cases
Exporting EDI files to FTP for download
User Optimization
Create a Managed User
Giving a User Read-only Access
Giving a User Full Access
Default FTP Folder Destination
Set a 0GB Storage Quota
Importing Multiple Users & Shared Folders
Importing Users in Bulk – Syntax and Definitions
Importing Restricted Shared Folders in Bulk – Syntax and Definitions
Detailed Steps and Example Templates for Importing
Exporting a User List
Force Secure FTPS/SFTP Connection on Users
Combine multiple audit logs
Managing FTP Files and Storage in your Account
Moving Files from a User to an Administrator
Video Tutorials
Web Interface
Home Tab
Files Tab
Web Plugin
AndFTP – Connecting, uploading and downloading
AndFTP – Searching, resume support and third-party sharing
WinSCP – Downloading, Installing and Understanding
WinSCP – Connecting with FTP, FTPS, SFTP, uploading and downloading
WinSCP Backup Script
Cyberduck– Connecting with FTP,FTPS, SFTP, Uploading and Downloading
Cyberduck– Quick Look, Transfer Queue and Synchronizing
Cyberduck – Bookmarks, Editing and using Multiple Connections
FileZilla -Downloading, Installing and Understanding FileZilla
FileZilla – Connecting with FTP, FTPS, SFTP and uploading and downloading
FileZilla – Importing/Exporting Site Connections, Editing and Logs
FileZilla Tools – Bookmarking, Searching, using Multiple Connections
Our FTP Client Reviews
Desktop FTP Client Summary
Mobile FTP Client Summary
PSFTP Review : Our Rating 7.5/10
NetDrive Review: Our Rating 8.5/10
Filezilla Review: Our Rating 9/10
AndFTP Review:Our Rating 7.8/10
ES File Manager Review: Our Rating 5/10
FTP Ready Review:Our Rating 5/10
FTP On The Go Review:Our Rating 8/10
CyberDuck Review: Our Rating 9/10
Classic FTP Review: Our Rating 8/10
WebDrive Review: Our Rating 9.5/10
Fling FTP Review: Our Rating 9/10
SmartFTP Review: Our Rating 7/10
MultCloud Review: Our Rating 10/10
FTP/FTPeS command line error codes and their meaning
Troubleshooting FTP in the command line and common errors.
No matching host key found
Storage Quota Notification: Remedial action
Troubleshooting FTP in the command line and common errors.
Troubleshooting "Can't verify publisher"
Troubleshooting Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop Troubleshooting for Mac
Troubleshooting FTP/SFTP client connection problems
Troubleshooting slow upload speeds on Windows
No matching host key found
File not visible to admin
File uploaded successfully but not visible in account
Usernames – Guidelines and Restrictions
Download Center
Contact Sales & Support
Joining GoToMeeting by Browser
Joining GoToMeeting by Client
izmir escort
php shell
istanbul escort ilanlari istanbul escort istanbul escort bayanlarla sevgili tadinda etkilesimler. istanbul escort bayanlar istanbul escort istanbul escort hizmeti icin ideal web sitesi.