Hosted FTP means that a third-party, such as ExaVault, runs your FTP hosting for you. That means you have less to worry about in terms of operational costs, server maintenance, and security updates. You can focus on running your business, not worrying about technology.
Using a third-party hosted FTP service provides a number of advantages:
With ExaVault’s hosted FTP you get much more than just security and reliability: you get an easy to use web-based tool that gives you full control over your account, files and users, as well as the stability and performance that you expect from direct FTP access. This provides obvious benefits in that you don’t need to create or maintain tools of your own, not to mention servers and network infrastructure. Having your FTP storage hosted for you is extremely inexpensive compared to the alternative, and it means you can spend your time and energy thinking about your own business.
With ExaVault’s hosted FTP solution, you get the best of both FTP and the web. In addition to offering our high-speed FTP/SFTP hosting, you can access your files and manage users via our SWFT web interface.
One thing that should always come to mind when trying to decide on a hosted FTP solution is security. For most businesses security is very important. With ExaVault you are able to transfer your files using SFTP or FTP-SSL (FTPS), and all transfers using our web-based tool are done via HTTPS. This means you have options that fit your workflow that natively encrypt your transfers, so you can go about your day-to-day business tasks completely worry free.
If you’re running your own FTP server, you have to worry about all kinds of issues: do I have enough disk space to meet growth objectives in the next twelve months? Are my servers stable and reliable? Are the latest FTP server security patches applied? Do I have enough network bandwidth?
With ExaVault’s hosted FTP, you let us take care of all the operational concerns. All you need to do is tell us how much space and how many user accounts that you need, and we’ll take care of the rest. You can turn off your in-house FTP server, and let us worry about the rest.