How to Connect to an FTP Account From 1And1

Updated April 17, 2017

Creating and maintaining a website can be challenging the first time you set one up. After establishing an account with a hosting service, you must figure out how to get files from your computer to the hosting service's server. 1And1, a hosting service, allows you to use FTP to do that. Short for File Transfer Protocol, FTP allows you to manage files on a remote server efficiently. You can connect to your 1And1 account using a free Windows tool that you already have.

Click the "Tools" button to open the "Tools" drop-down list.

Click "Internet Options," and then click "Advanced."

Locate "Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem capability)." Put a check mark by that option if one is not already there. Click "OK."

Type the following in the browser's address bar where you normally type URLs:

Replace with your 1And1 domain name.

Press "Enter." Internet Explorer will prompt you for your user name and password.

Type those in the appropriate text boxes, and click "Log On."


If you would like Internet Explorer to save your password, put a check mark next to "Save Password" before clicking "Log On." After you log on to your account, you will see two panels in Internet Explorer. The left panel displays the local files on your computer. The right panel shows the files on the remote server.

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