Before we introduce the best way to upload files to Google Drive via FTP\SFTP, we should know enough about FTP and SFTP:
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol commonly used for downloading and uploading files from server. With it, you can transfer files between two computers - the first one is the user’s computer which is the local host machine connected to the Internet, and the second one is the remote host which is also running FTP and connected to the Internet.
SFTP, standing for Secure File Transfer Protocol, is similar to FTP but the encrypted version of FTP. So you can guess that SFTP is more secure and tend to be more reliable than FTP.
However, no matter FTP or SFTP, there is a bit of trouble uploading from FTP\SFTP to Google Drive: “Before you upload your data feed via FTP\SFTP, you’ll need to register it in Google Merchant Center to let our system know to expect your file.” In addition, when you upload data feed via each of them, you should note that your files must be under 4GB in size of either the compressed or uncompressed format.
Considering all inconvenience, we suggest you try another way to avoid direct FTP\SFTP access to Google Drive - MultCloud. It allows you to add as many of cloud storage services as possible here including but not limited to FTP\SFTP and Google Drive, then you don’t need to download content from one and upload to another since all works are done in the browser with MultCloud. Therefore, even FTP\SFTP access is unavailable to Google Drive, you still can easily upload files to Google Drive via FTP\SFTP with MultCloud.
What the best way to upload files to Google Drive via FTP\SFTP?
MultCloud is an free line application that helps people backup, sync and move files between different services: FTP\SFTP 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. And it’s the best way for FTP\SFTP upload to Google Drive.
1. 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”.
2. 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. You could add more FTP accounts in MultCloud.
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.
4. After you have finished Google Drive and FTP integration, you can start to upload to Google Drive via FTP.
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.