About FTP and Dropbox
The File Transfer Protocol is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network. You can use FTP to exchange files between computer accounts, transfer files between an account and a desktop computer, or access online software archives.
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software. Because of its easy-to-use and outstanding file storage service, Dropbox is widely used by many people. There are also some users who insist on using Dropbox, because it can be built into the android device, which is particularly easy for users to operate.
Because of those features mentioned above, many users would rather choose Dropbox to store data than other cloud drives.
Why Transfer Files from FTP to Dropbox?
Even though FTP is the traditional way of saving files online, it’s a little bit hard for most people to use because there is a need to make additional settings. If you are an IT manager, the FTP server is very easy to use. But for other ordinary users, figuring out FTP client software and servers can be frustrating, time-consuming, and ultimately futile. In addition, Dropbox may have the following advantages over FTP in other functions:
(1) Speed is faster: FTP server needs real-time, uninterrupted connection to upload and download files. However, with Dropbox, even if your Internet is interrupted, it will not require you to re-start the file transfer task when the network connection is restored, and Dropbox will automatically resume the interrupted transmission, which will not waste a lot of time.
(2) Sharing becomes simple: If users share sensitive documents through FTP or SFTP servers, this may not be comfortable. Dropbox allows anyone to send files or folders simply and safely. Users can create a shared connection without a folder and share it with others, or share the folder directly. You can control whether the recipient of the shared link can only download or preview it, and whether the shared folder collaborators can view or edit it.
From the above points, we can know why many users prefer to use Dropbox instead of FTP, so how to transfer data from FTP to Dropbox more easily? Luckily, in this article, we will offer one FREE and best cloud file transfer tool--MultCloud to help transfer your files from FTP to Dropbox account.
MultCloud is a free web-based file transfer manager tool that can transfer files across cloud drives from one console without downloading and uploading. It has the following features:
- It can transfer large data (more than TB) in one go without downloading and uploading.
- It’s safe to use because it won’t save any account and password on the servers.
- It does not have any limit to add cloud drives to MultCloud. For instance, for one MultCloud account, it supports adding unlimited cloud drives to it.
- It supports closing the page and even turns off the computer while the transfer process is running.
- It can manage multiple cloud drives from one place.
In addition to above features, MultCloud supports more than 30 cloud drives at present including Google Drive, G Suite, Dropbox, Dropbox for Business, Flickr, MEGA, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, FTP, etc.
How to Transfer Files from FTP to Dropbox with MultCloud?
MultCloud, a free cloud to cloud transfer tool, is favored by many users to transfer or sync files from one drive to other. Let’s take a closer look at how it works.
Step 1. Create one MultCloud account. If you do not create it, you could click “Try without signing up” option to get one temp account so you can test it.
Step 2. Click “Add Cloud” to add FTP account to MultCloud.
Note: Make sure that your FTP has read/write permissions, otherwise, MultCloud may be unable to transfer files.
Step 3. Click “Dropbox” from the listed drives below and follow the guides to add your Dropbox to MultCloud.
Step 4. Transfer FTP to Dropbox with “Cloud Transfer”. Select folders that you want to transfer from FTP as the source, select destination directory under Dropbox as the target path, click “Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.
- If you want to transfer the entire FTP to Dropbox, when creating the task, you can select FTP as the source.
- If the data you transfer is very large, you can close the PC because MultCloud can process your task in the background as long as the task starts.
As you can see, it’s very easy to transfer files from FTP to Dropbox and the entire process has not asked you to download and upload. In addition to “Cloud Transfer”, MultCloud also has “Cloud Sync” and other functions.
For “Cloud Sync”, it allows you to create sync relationships across clouds. Currently, it supports: Real Time Sync, One-way Sync and Two-way Sync. For “One-way Sync”, it has 7 modes including “Simple Sync”, “Mirror Sync”, “Move Sync”, “Update Sync”, “Cumulative Sync”, “Incremental Sync’ and “Full Backup Sync”. So if you want to sync photos between OneDrive and Google Photos, you can use this feature.
Also, you can use MultCloud to upload files to clouds, copy files from one cloud to another cloud directly without logging in and out. Even more conveniently, you can upload files to your clouds through URL, torrent files and magnet links with “Remote Upload”. For example, if you want to download torrents files directly to MEGA cloud, you can make full use of this feature.