November 19, 1983
Horan Data Services is Created
After four years working for others, Martin Horan chases the entrepreneurial dream by starting his own data entry business. HDS builds a strong base of data entry customers by focusing on the Marketing Research industry.
Roots in Offline File Transfer
HDS finds a niche in converting data from mainframe tapes to floppy disks for various operating systems and leads the Media Conversion market for the next 20 years.
Dialup Internet access spreads. The World Wide Web begins to catch on as the Netscape browser is launched.
Pivot to Internet Services
Horan Data Internet becomes one of Cincinnati Ohio's first dial up access and web hosting providers. The dialup business is later sold to Mindspring in order to concentrate on services such as web hosting and dedicated Internet access.
An Idea for a Startup
Recognizing a void of multi-user FTP/SFTP services in the web hosting marketplace, Horan begins researching hardware and software technology that he can use to offer hosted FTP and SFTP.
July 5, 2001
Official Launch of FTPTODAY.COM
The Next Generation
Three dozen Sun Cobalt appliances later, FTP Today moves operations to custom built dedicated servers in Silicon Valley and licenses VPS control panel software from Sphera.
From FTP Hosting to Software-as-a-Service
FTP Today selects Peak 10 Cincinnati as it data center partner for its next generation infrastructure.
FTP Today Launches Proprietary Platform
Re-engineered on VMware and a custom hardware and software stack, FTP Today migrates all customers to its new platform, which includes its new Site Admin control panel.
With 90% of its revenue and nearly 100% of its profits coming from FTP Today, Horan Data Services eliminates its data entry and media conversion businesses.
Peak 10 selects Louisville for major cloud expansion. FTP Today begins planning a future migration to Peak 10's infrastrusture-as-a-service (IaaS) Enterprise Cloud.
LIVE MIGRATION to "The FTP Cloud"
Using a temporary Ethernet Private Line between two data centers, FTP Today successfully performs a live migration of all customer FTP sites and data from Peak10 Cincinnati co-location to Peak10's Enterprise Cloud IaaS in Louisville.
August 25, 2014
File Transfer Web App is Released
The first version of FTP Today's Web App is released into production. Based on HTML5, the Web App offers file transfer within a Web browser without the aid of plugins such as Java.
June 13, 2016
Web App 2.0 is Released
FTP Today releases a major update to its proprietary Web App with a new look and feel and additional features.
September 19, 2016
FTP Today releases "InfiniShare"
With FTP Today's new file sharing feature, dubbed InfiniShare, authenticated users can share secure links to their downloadable files with anyone — no username or password required.
August 22, 2017
FTP Today Web App 3.0 is Released
FTP Today greatly enhances site, user and folder administration. With the release of version 3.0, all admin and browser-based file transfer are combined in a single app.
FTP Today Launches GOVFTP Platform
Built to share sensitive data with the most stringent U.S. government security and compiance requirements, such as ITAR and DoD IL2 workloads, FTP Today partners with Rackspace Government Solutions to host the GOVFTP Cloud for military contractors.