What’s FTP and Google Drive?
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the protocol commonly used for exchanging files over the Internet including downloading a file from a server and uploading a file to a server by using the Internet which means to transfer between two computers - the user’s computer is the local host machine connected to the Internet, and the second machine is the remote host which is also running FTP and connected to the Internet. Also with FTP, you can share files with friends and be allowed remote access to your files hosted on your home FTP server.
Google Drive is popular for “create and collaborate”, “store everything safely and access it anywhere” and “search everything”: Firstly, the built-in Google Docs allows you work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations like sharing, commenting and receiving notifications. Secondly, you can access your stuff from anywhere - on the web, in your home, at office and from any of your device. Thirdly, you find the right stuff by searching with keywords and it works with filtering by file type, owner and more.
When you want to transfer files from FTP to Google Drive, MultCloud is here to help you.
Transfer files from FTP to Google Drive with MultCloud
MultCloud is an free line application that helps people backup, sync and move files between different services: FTP and cloud drives, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Alfresco, Hubic, Evernote, OneDrive, MEGA, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, Flickr, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, BaiDu and WebDav. For transferring files from FTP to Google Drive, MultCloud just requires you to give it permission to your FTP and Google Drive accounts.
Step 1: MultCloud is a web-based application so open your browser and input MultCloud’s URL: https://www.multcloud.com. Then “Sign up” to create an account and “Sign in”, or you can simply “Experience without signing up”.
Step2: Add services to MultCloud. Here, click “Add Cloud Drives” to select FTP and click “Next” to go to the next step.
Granting MultCloud access to the FTP requires your FTP server address, FTP username and password.
Step 3: Add your Google Drive to MultCloud. Then authorize the Google Drive account you are transferring to by clicking the “Add Google Drive Account” button. Then follow the instructions to go to Google Drive’s website to grant access to MultCloud.
Step 4: After you have finished Google Drive and FTP integration, you can start the transferring task.
Method 1: dragging & dropping or right clicking for “Copy” or “Copy to” option
Method 2: hiring Transfer or Backup Service under “Transfer” tab
This is a better way for transferring huge numbers of files from FTP to Google Drive. When you set time and other options, the task can be committed even power off.
MultCloud now has a Google Chrome app. If you use Google Chrome browser, we highly suggest you install the extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/transfer-to-google-drived/dhkemmehlndncfkilljmpeacciajkfag.
*Update: A good news is that MultCloud added Cloud Sync service now. You can enjoy eight sync ways.