Group vs. Enterprise Bundle Comparison

Hosted~FTP~’s entry level subscription to our fully managed file transfer service is the Group plan. Besides increased storage and bandwidth requirements, find out which features, functions and limits best suit your use case between the Group plan and our entry-level Enterprise plan. For more info on our Enterprise plans, see our chart here.

Major features and functions

Group Enterprise T1


Files and metadata encrypted Included Included All files and metadata including file names, folder names, and field names are encrypted.
Encryption in transit, on arrival, at rest Included Included All upload and download file transfer activities, and all files are encrypted using 256-bit AES military grade encryption.
Cloud Storage provided 50GB 200GB Default values for account bundles (*)
Monthly data transfer 200GB 1TB Default values for account bundles (*)
Maximum file size transferred 16GB 64GB Default values for account bundles (*)
Maximum files per account 64K 256K Default values for account bundles (*)
Maximum number of user accounts 10 50 Default values for account bundles (*)
Number of account administrators 1 1 Admin accounts have the ability to create users, branding, create operational and group admins, and set account features as noted below.
Additional administrators No Yes An Operational Admin (Ops Admin) has the same overall privileges as the Account Admin to manage/create users and user workspaces. The Ops Admin cannot make changes or view information associated with the overall account, branding or create other Ops Admins.
Group user management function No Yes  Groups are used to define a number of users to be controlled by a Group admin. Typical use cases are corporations that have different departments and projects that need control over their own FTP/SFTP accounts. Group admins can manage storage and bandwidth quota for their Group user community.
Web secure browser access Yes Yes The Hosted~FTP~ console provides HTTPS secure access from a PC, ThinkPad, touchpad, laptop. MAC, etc. with any standard browser
Enable password policy No No Administrators can enforce a complex password policy which will apply to all Users in the account.
IP Whitelisting No Yes IP whitelisting can be applied at the account level as well as each individual user level.
Mobile device access Yes Yes The Hosted~FTP~ account can be accessed from iPads, Android devices, Blackberry devices, that have a standard browser
Secure FTP client access (FTPS/SFTP) Yes Yes The Hosted~FTP~ account can be accessed with any standard FTP client i.e. FileZilla with secure FTPS protocol
Extended webinar support Feature & function overview Feature setup configuration Hosted~FTP~ provides Webex and GoToMeeting webinar support for accelerating the resolution of trouble tickets as well as hosting scheduled education webinars to clients.
Phone and email support Next day for tickets/phone support Same day for tickets/phone support Hosted~FTP~ provides phone and email support for the resolution of trouble tickets.

Common Features

Feature Group Enterprise T1+ Description
Folder/sub-folder level sharing Yes Yes Shared folder owner can specify read-only, read/write or write only access for each folder and/or sub-folder. Includes anonymous folders.
Anonymous FTP access Yes Yes Can also define a unique “Hide folder from anonymous access listing” to prevent search engine spider from mapping your folders. Please note that all anonymous folders will have a prefix of ~username, folder name designation
Email Notifications by transfer Yes Yes Can specify upload, download, upload/download Email notifications when shared files are transferred, or when files are uploaded. Can specify email notifications by shared folder owner or shared folder user separately.
Send file links for download Yes Yes Can send a link to a file to any email address or create a public link. Files are downloaded in a browser, saving space in mail systems.
Create/manage user accounts Yes Yes The admin accounts have the user create privileges. A user can then define their own workspace privileges for shares, users, contacts, notifications, etc.
Contact lists Yes Yes List of contacts can be created to share folders which allow more efficient management of folder shares
Import users and shared folders Yes Yes Can create lists of users and shared folder privileges to accelerate the setup of users and shares in your account – see link
Account URL branding Yes Yes Can add your own logo and color branding to personalize the web interface and plugin of the account – see link
Account FTP domain branding Yes Yes Can have and
File plugin for 3rd party uploads Yes Yes Web URL that can be added to your site as a hyperlink to provide a simple file transfer function to you from your clients.
Drag and drop Yes Yes Please note this feature has been deprecated due to browsers dropping java. Only available in legacy setup.

Note: If you require higher limits than our multi-tenant Enterprise account bundle, request a QuickStart Webinar with one of our senior consultants. You can also contact us through live chat, phone, or e-mail.

More Resources

Account Bundles Limits

Enterprise T1 Bundle vs. T2 Bundle Comparison



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
How to login with a Web Browser
How to Login to an FTP client via FTP
How to Login to an FTP Client via SFTP
Logging in by FTP URL with Username and Password
Reset and change your password
How to Update an Expired Password
Administrator Initial Setup
Account-level options
Force Secure Protocols only (FTPS/HTTPS/SFTP)
Enabling a Password Policy
Enabling CJIS Compliance Policy
Add IP whitelisting
Configuring Web Access
Configuring FTP/SFTP Access
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
Account setup PDF Guides (*.pdf)
Activated Account Limits
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 and Real-time Reports
Using Real-time Reports
Example Report Filters
More Example Report Filters
Exporting a Report
Enable audit logs for logins, file transfers, and deletes
Accessing and viewing your audit logs
Steps to sharing the logs folder
Anonymous Access
Creating A Public Link
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
Using the Send function to securely send files through a web-based link
Using the Send function from your Files tab
Managing Mail Events (Send and Receive function)
Drag & Drop
Uploading Multiple Files with Drag and Drop
Enabling Drag & Drop on Legacy IE Browsers
Website Plugin
Integrating the Upload Plugin into your Website and Business
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
Multi-Factor Authentication
MFA Initial setup for a standard user by Admin
MFA by User (Multi-Factor Authentication)
MFA reset on managed user
MFA reset on a standard user
Configuring Single Sign-On (SSO) for your account
Configuring Okta with OpenID
Configuring AzureAD with OpenID
Enabling Single Sign-On (SSO) for user logins
Certificate & Host Key Info
SSL Certificate Info
Trusting the Hosted~FTP~ SSL Certificate
SSL Server Test
FTPS Host Keys
SFTP (RSA/DSA) Host Keys
Configuring PKI Support
Compliance Info
WCAG 2.0
Bundle Features
Hosted~FTP~ vs. AWS Transfer Family
Group vs. Enterprise bundle features
Enterprise T1 vs. T2 Bundle Comparison
Enterprise T2 Plan Features
Different user types and function comparisons
Difference between users and contacts
Sync Feature
Configuring a Sync to SFTP Gateway
Configuring a Sync to S3 Gateway
Regular expressions with Sync feature
File Retention Policy
Configuring a File Retention Policy
File Retention Policy Examples
Account Management
Purchasing your account
Payments & Billing
Choosing a payment plan
Renewing an expired account
Changing a Bundle or Payment Plan
Changing Credit Card Information
Reviewing billing statements
Trial Account Limits
How is Storage Calculated?
Reviewing account resources and usage
Switching Account Bundles
Changing the Account Administrator
Administrator Access to User Accounts
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
Deleting a User and Keeping their Files
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
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
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Hosted~FTP~ Quota Messages and Definitions
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