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Users of Ebay, forums and blogs often want an FTP hosting account to store their online pictures. Most FTP hosting providers allow images stored on the server to be accessible by web browsers.

A good FTP host will have a www directory you can place an image, and then you can type in the appropriate URL given to you by your host to view the image from any web browser. For instance this allows Ebay users to post a lot more images for less cost than paying the per-image cost that Ebay might be charging at the time.

It’s also nice for people who like to create custom banners or avatars for their forums or other social media, and they can link back to their FTP hosting URL where their images are stored.

Most FTP hosting providers will also give you a private directory where you can store other files which you might want to back up in-house or have stored in a remote location. Storing backup files on a remote FTP host is a great way it to protect your data in case the your computer had a major crash, If you had your data on a remote FTP hosting site, then you would be able to retrieve the data.

OLI provides the best Image Hosting service I’ve seen.


If you’ve ever tried to share a large documents through e-mail, then you know how difficult and time-consuming it can be, not to mention many hosting companies do not allow large files to pass through their email servers.

The solution is FTP hosting. This allows you to create private folders for different clients where they can upload and download files without needing any e-mail software.

FTP hosting may sound complex, but it is really quite simple, especially when you have an FTP host with Web based access to your FTP folders, usually called Web-FTP. Then all your client needs is the URL to the Web-FTP, and a user name and password to login to their FTP folder. From there it’s usually as simple as clicking upload to send files, and download to receive files.

This makes it much easier for people to share large files, like a 200 MB movie file, without tying up their e-mail in the process.

My recommended ftp provider is OLI’s FTP Hosting Service.

As more of our personal and business lives go on line, there is greater need more space for everything — online folders to store all our digital files. While this seems like it could be complicated as it involves terms like FTP hosting, it is really quite simple when the host sets up a web based FTP interface, called Web-FTP.

This means that accessing a remote folder is as easy as typing a username and password from any web browser, making accessing remote storage folders and sharing files as easy as surfing the web.

What’s even cooler is when the FTP Host puts their Web-FTP on a secure server, meaning all the data is encrypted in transit for extra security.

Once you login to the web based folder, it’s usually as easy as clicking on upload to place a file on this server. Downloading is usually as easy as selecting a file and clicking the download link. Here’s some screen-shots of a nice Web-FTP Hosting Service.

A good FTP hosting provider will also allow you to setup various private FTP folders, each with their own user name and password, allowing you to have various folders for different clients or projects.

And FTP stands for file transfer protocol, which just means it is a method for sending files through the Internet.

Hosting, or an FTP Host, is a company who provides the FTP storage space. the storage space is usually divided into folders which are placed on servers, which are computers that “serve” Internet Content.

Companies who use FTP hosting our usually in need of transferring large files between clients or employees, or companies who are looking for a place to have a remote backup of the important documents. Other uses can be people who want to store images that they can load on the other what sites, as well as movies or music.

The FTP host gives each customer a set amount of disk space to store their files, as well as bandwidth limit to make sure that the servers do not get over worked.

In some cases people have even used FTP hosting to publish websites within their FTP folders, as long as the Host has an option for storing files where they can be web accessible.

Since the most uses for FTP hosting do not to require Web access, most customers find that they do not need to register a whole new domain name for their FTP hosting. A good FTP host offers their clients a sub-domain, which doesn’t require any additional registration on the customer’s part.

The FTP hosting from Online Institute is the best I’ve found out there.

For basic data storage, the Publish247 Online Data Storage Solutions are nice.

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