How to Move Files From One Server to Another

When referring to the server, usually it is cloud server hosting. If you build a website, you can store files in the server. In a word, server is like a cloud storage and its main function is storing files/data. There will come a time when you need to move files from one server to another.

Traditionally, you will need to take several steps:

  1. Back up files in the old server to a middle-storage.
  2. Copy the back up from the old one to the new one.

Of course, you can also transfer files from one server to another with related commands. Although this way does not need downloading and re-uploading, command is not simple. You may take a long time to write commands. So is there a way to move files from one server to another directly and quickly?

Move Files From One Server to Another With the Help of MultCloud

Yes, you can try MultCloud, a free web-based application that allows users to sync, backup and transfer files across cloud services easily and freely. Open your browser and input please. Then sign up & sign in.

Main screen of MultCloud

Clouds supported by MultCloud are: 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.

After you enter the main page, MultCloud will ask you to select a cloud to add. Select FTP/SFTP please, click Next button to go to the next page. This page is about adding FTP’s information.


To distinguish the different FTP servers, I type the old server’s name as “FTP 1” and the new one as “FTP 2”. After filling in all information, click the Add FTP Account button to let MultCloud connect to FTP.

All files in FTP can be seen from MultCloud’s interface. Check files/folder you wish to move. If you want to move the whole server, select all things in FTP by checking the box near “Name”(see picture below). Then drag them from FTP 1 and drop on FTP 2. Refer to: Transfer website to new host. I think this method is the fastest way.

Move files from one server to another

If there's much data in the old server that you could not transfer all at one time, we suggest you to switch to Transfer or Backup Service and try scheduled FTP transfer feature.

Schedule Transfer

In all, MultCloud supports not only FTP, but also many famous cloud drives: Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Amazon S3, SugarSync, OneDrive, BaiDu, Amazon, and WebDav: CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive. Another bright point is free to use. About security of MultCloud, there are at least three guarantees. So use it with reassurance!

Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.