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”.

sign up
sign up

Step2: Add services to MultCloud. Here, click “Add Cloud Drives” to select FTP and click “Next” to go to the next step.

add cloud drive
add cloud drive

Granting MultCloud access to the FTP requires your FTP server address, FTP username and password.

grant ftp
grant ftp

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.

authorize google drive
authorize google drive

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

drag or copy file
drag or copy file

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.

transfer and schedule file
transfer and schedule file

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.


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.