It is very different from other drop box services. In fact, it works like a "real drop box"! Simply put, anybody can drop (i.e. upload) files into your drop box folder by clicking the drop box URL.
Files in a drop box can only be accessed by the drop box owner. So you can safely email or publish your drop box URL.
This is the best solution if you need to receive files from many clients, partners or anonymous users.
Anybody can upload files to a drop box by visiting the drop box page. It is very straight-forward and does not require logon, receiving files from other people has never been so easy!
You can email your Drop Box URL to many people or you can publish your Drop Box URL on your web page. It does not affect your drop box's security. Files in a drop box can only be accessed by the owner user. So even if many people can drop files, they cannot view, download, modify or delete any files in the drop box.
To avoid a drop box being spammed by some bad users, you can also create a password protected drop box. When a user accesses the drop box page, it will ask the user to enter a password. Only users with the correct password can drop files into the drop box. Please note a drop box is secure even if it is not password protected.
A drop box is a special folder on DriveHQ.com. Any folder can be changed to a drop box by setting the attribute of “this is a drop box folder”. By supporting multiple drop boxes, you can provide different drop box URLs to different groups of people.
A drop box is a folder (with special attribute) on DriveHQ.com, you can share the folder to other people / group and set different permissions.
Because a drop box is just a folder (with special attribute) on DriveHQ.com, you can synchronize it with a local folder on your PC by using DriveHQ FileManager client software.
When a user dropped a file(s) into your drop box, the system can automatically send you a notification email. This way, you don’t have to check your drop box for new files again and again.
You can customize the drop box page. You can change the look and feel, as well as the required fields and optional fields.
You can even host a drop box in your own web page. This way, your customers never need to leave your own website to drop files to you.
In order for other people to upload files to you, you can use either DriveHQ’s group account service or the drop box feature.
If a small number of people need to upload files to you, esp. if they will upload files to you on a regular basis, then using group account service is better. You can create sub-accounts for them, and then share different folders to different users.
If a lot of people need to upload files to you, but they don’t need to upload files to you regularly; or if you don’t know who will upload files to you such that you cannot create sub-accounts for them, then you can use the drop box feature.
One example of drop box usage scenario is as follows:
You are hosting a university photo contest. The university has over 20,000 students and faculty. So it will be un-realistic to create sub-accounts for all 20,000 people. Besides, you don’t know who will submit photos to the contest. Instead of asking people to email you their photos, you can create a drop box on DriveHQ and provide the drop box URL to all of them.
Another example is:
Your company has a big construction project. You are looking for contractors to bid for the project. Instead of finding all contactors and contacting them one by one, you can publish your project requirements and asking potential bidders to submit their CAD designs and proposals. Because you don’t know who will bid for this project, you can simply publish a drop box URL for them to submit their CAD designs and proposals.
Businesses can host their IT servers and systems on DriveHQ Cloud IT Service.
It not only offers more and better features, but also is much easier to manage and costs far less.
Cloud Storage is the same as Online Storage or Internet Storage. Users can easily upload / download files on DriveHQ cloud storage system using DriveHQ FileManager, DriveHQ.com website, DriveHQ FTP Service or DriveHQ WebDAV remote drive. Users can remotely access files from anywhere at any time.
DriveHQ Cloud File Server works just like a network file server. You can drag and drop files / folders using FileManager, FTP or WebDAV drive mapping; you can directly edit a remote file and save back; you can manage sub-users and sub-groups; you can share different folders to different users with different permissions.
You can get rid of USB backup, DVD backup or tape backup. DriveHQ Cloud Backup is much better and more affordable than traditional backup solutions. You can backup / restore files from anywhere at any time without carrying a backup device. Also because it is offsite backup, it can survive any major disasters.
DriveHQ Cloud computing is different. You can use our cloud service from anywhere, you don't need to relegate your PCs into dumb terminals. DriveHQ cloud computing extends your desktop software into the cloud. You can use your familiar sofware (e.g. MS Office, PDF, PhotoEditor, etc.) with our cloud service.
DriveHQ Online Storage has much more features than other online storage services. It is far more than just storage,
it is about top quality features and client software. It supports all modern web browsers and FTP client software;
it also has a native client program: DriveHQ FileManager. It is seamlessly integrated with DriveHQ Cloud IT system.
You can map DriveHQ online storage as a network drive, such as Z: drive. No software needs to be installed. It is extremely simple.
If you have a lot of files or very large files, you can also use DriveHQ FileManager or FTP.
Using DriveHQ Online Storage service, you can access your data from anywhere using DriveHQ.com website, DriveHQ FileManager client,
FTP or WebDAV drive mapping. Business users can easily access their
data from multiple offices, hotel or home.
DriveHQ online storage service is designed to be extremely secure and reliable. It is managed by professionals,
colocated in a high-end data center with full redundancy and 24x7 onsite security. Your files are secure and private.
DriveHQ Drop Box folder enables anybody to upload files to you securely without having to sign up and without hassle. Just provide your drop box
URL, and anybody can drop files into it. Files in a drop box can only be accessed by yourself.
FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol". It is the most popular method for transferring files to different locations.
Almost all platforms support FTP. FTP is efficient, reliable and easy-to-use. It can be used to transfer very large files / folders.
DriveHQ offers standard FTP features plus more advanced features at a very low cost.
To setup, configure and secure an FTP server is never easy. FTP server may pose serious security threat as you must open a lot
of network ports; managing FTP accounts and set permission is also a headache. DriveHQ FTP server saves you time and money,
you can set it up in just a few minutes.
DriveHQ FTP Server Hosting service includes FTP server software, hardware and hosting. It is extremely easy to setup. Compared with
other FTP hosting service, DriveHQ FTP service not only is a standard FTP hosting service, but also is seamlessly
integrated with other DriveHQ cloud services.
You can backup files / folders to DriveHQ FTP server from any platforms. Files backed up to DriveHQ FTP server are secure and private.
You can access these files using DriveHQ FTP, DriveHQ.com website or DriveHQ FileManager client software.
DriveHQ has launched a new FTP service optimized for security cameras / surveillance cameras. It is more efficient than
traditional FTP service. It can automatically delete old images after certain days. It also includes a Camera Viewer feature
which lets you play back old images or monitor the scene in real-time.
DriveHQ Online Backup can replace your local backup solution. You can setup real-time backup tasks and scheduled backup tasks.
It has a lot of features, such as incremental backup, backup locked files, file versioning, backup multiple PCs, backup servers, etc.
You might have a very good backup solution in-house. However, in-house backup is inherently less secure / reliable than offsite backup.
In case of major disasters, such as fire, flood, theft, virus, etc. both the source files and the backup files can be
destroyed as they are in the same location. Offsite backup keeps your backup data in a different location, thus it is far more reliable.
You can backup emails using either DriveHQ Online Backup or DriveHQ EmailManager. Using DriveHQ online backup,
you can backup the entire Outlook PST files or other email data folder.
Using DriveHQ EmailManager, it is far more efficient as it can incrementally backup emails and contacts one by one and
it only backs up new emails.
In-house backup such as tape backup is not flexible. You can only backup your data when you are in the same location.
DriveHQ Online Backup is different. You can backup / restore your files & folders from any remote locations.
No backup device or media is required.
You can automatically backup servers and databases in your company; employees can also backup their PCs, laptops and MACs.
Using DriveHQ group account service, you can allocate storage space and download bytes to your sub-users.
All sub-users are treated as premium users. They can access backed-up files online from anywhere.
Email service is very important to any business. There are a lot of free email hosting services; however, for business,
you need something better. You don't have to pay a lot to setup Exchange server or limit yourself to webmail only.
DriveHQ email service is designed for SMBs. It supports SMTP/POP3/IMAP4/webmail and custom domain. You can also create group accounts.
SMTP is the standard protocol for sending emails; POP and IMAP are the standard protocols for retrieving emails.
Most email client software (incl. Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express) supports SMTP, POP and IMAP. POP3 is usually
used for downloading emails to local; IMAP can keep all emails on server and automatically sync local and remote email boxes.
DriveHQ email server supports all 3 protocols.
DriveHQ email server supports SMTP,POP3 & IMAP4; it also supports SSL. It has advanced features such as: Auto Reply, Auto Forward,
Mailing List, etc. It supports custom email domains and group account service. You can easily manage your email accounts online.
DriveHQ email service can be accessed using almost any email client software / device, such as Outlook, Outlook Express, iPhone,
Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile, etc. Emails can be kept on server so that you can download emails
from multiple computers / devices. Using IMAP, you can also sync your local and remote emails.
You can use DriveHQ Online Backup to backup emails. However, if you use Outlook / Outlook Express, then using DriveHQ EmailManager client
software is much more efficient. You can drag-n-drop upload / download emails and contacts; you can setup automatic backup
tasks to backup your emails and contacts to DriveHQ webmail.
DriveHQ offers a lot of high-end business features, such as Group Account service, custom domain web / email / FTP hosting,
automatic folder synchronization, remote file sharing and collaboration.
You can create folders in your own account, then share different folders to different users with different permissions.
You can also share folders to sub-groups and contact groups and set different permissions. The same folder can also be shared again
with different permissions. Thus, multiple users can collaborate online.
Using DriveHQ FileManager, you can select a folder and click on Synchronize to create a sync-ed folder. You can
sync folders on different computers to the same remote folder, thus you can synchronize multiple computers.
You can also sync folders of multiple users to the same group shared folder, thus you can sync folders of multiple users.
DriveHQ service is available on all popular mobile platforms, incl. iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android and Windows Phone 7.
Not only that, DriveHQ mobile application beats competitors' hands down!
DriveHQ reseller platform makes it extremely easy to launch white label (i.e. private label) or co-branded service.
A co-branded service can be launched in just a few hours. The cost is extremely low at only $50-500/year, which is
about 10 times lower than our competitors'. Resellers can customize or localize the website, service prices and client software.
DriveHQ also has other partnership / affiliate programs suitable for any size businesses.