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Overview of FTP/SFTP/FTPS Settings

For 1&1 Hosting Contracts with included web space

Below you will find an overview of the settings and credentials required for your FTP program.

We recommend you only use the secure and encrypted variants of FTP for 1&1 Hosting (SFTP for Linux Hosting and FTPS for Windows Hosting packages).

Tip: Everything you need to establish FTP connections can be found in your Control Panel.


Linux Hosting
Name Entry Notes and examples
User Name SFTP User Name The SFTP user name typically starts with "u" or "p".

Example: p12345678 or u12345678
Password SFTP Password You must set a password in the Control Panel before you can use the SFTP user for the first time.
Server (Host Name) 1&1 Subdomain The 1&1 subdomain is automatically created for you. You can find it in the 1&1 Control Panel.

Example: home123456789.1and1-data.host

Please note:
You can only use your 1&1 subdomain or IPv4 address for your FTP connection. Although it is not possible to use IPv6 addresses for unencrypted FTP connections, IPv6 addresses can be used with SFTP.


Windows Hosting
Name Entry Notes and examples
User Name FTPS User Name The FTPS user name typically starts with "ftp".

Example: ftp12345678
Password FTPS password You must set a password in the Control Panel before you can use the FTPS user for the first time.
Server (Host Name) 1&1 Subdomain The 1&1 subdomain is automatically created for you. You can find it in the 1&1 Control Panel.

Example: home123456789.1and1-data.host

Port and protocol

Some FTP programs like FileZilla set the appropriate protocol based on the port number you provide. However, in certain cases you may be required to give information about the protocol, such as when you are setting up a server profile.



Encrypted (Linux Hosting Only)
Name Entry Notes and Examples
Port 22 SFTP Port
Protocol SFTP SSH File Transfer Protocol
Encrypted (Windows Hosting Only)
Name Entry Notes and Examples
Port 21 Default FTP port
Protocol FTPS FTP over TLS

Not encrypted – not recommended (Linux and Windows Hosting)
Name Entry Notes and Examples
Port 21 Default FTP port
Protocol FTP File Transfer Protocol
Transfer Settings Passive mode You can only transfer data using non-encrypted FTP in passive mode. To enable passive mode, go to the Site Manager under the Transfer Settings tab. Also, limit the maximum simultaneous connections to 4.


Please note:
1&1 MyWebsite packages do not have FTP access since you make all changes to your website directly in your browser.

If you have a 1&1 domain, 1&1 mail contract, or some other type of contract without an FTP account, you can switch to a hosting contract at any time to get FTP access.