FTP vs Cloud Storage

FileCloud, A Powerful Replacement to FTP

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FileCloud File Sharing Features - Best FTP Alternative

Why Choose FileCloud Over FTP?

Enterprise content migration platforms allow easy streamlining of file sharing and sync. Unlike FTP Cloud storage, FileCloud provides users with unlimited data storage capacity and file sharing without size limits. The data can be stored and backed up on the cloud servers present at the remote location.

Access Files Anywhere

FileCloud lets user access, backup and restore data files across all devices (Desktops and Smartphones ) and all platforms (Windows, Mac, and Linux). FileCloud automatically backups media files from smartphone devices to online cloud storage, which isn’t possible with FTP storage.

FileCloud Sync & Security

FileCloud syncs files much faster than cloud storage with FTP access. You can work offline and FileCloud will automatically sync files when connected to internet. FileCloud encryption includes AES 256 bit encryption, SSL/TLS secure tunnel for data transfer, ransomware protection, and two-factor authentication.

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FTP Vs Cloud Storage

FTP is an obsolete protocol for sharing and transferring data, many companies are still using cloud storage FTP access rather than migrating to the EFSS platforms. A broad overview of comparison between FTP and a content collaboration cloud solution like FileCloud can help enterprises understand the benefits of a cloud storage, sync and backup solution over FTP.

Cloud Storage FTP Support

FTP allows users to upload and download files to and from a server. Online FTP storage comes with restricted access and only people with appropriate permissions can upload and download files. FTP protocol does not use encryption and therefore as a result data leakages and data security are at risk all the time.

Cloud FTP storage with a solution like FileCloud is hosted on your own company’s server or online and can be accessed through a browser or network folders. FileCloud provides a lot of security features, ensuring a safer way to transfer files to clients, partners and employees. Whether you are in office, at home or travelling, FileCloud helps you in seamless access, editing documents on the go, and uploading back to server.

Secure Online File Sharing

FileCloud provides public, private, and password protected file sharing with expiry date option. Unlike FTP cloud storage, Admins can manage sub folder level permissions.

Large File Upload & Share Support

Does your daily ftp to cloud file sharing include large files? Now, share large files with huge sizes without limits. You can share files of any size with clients, partners and employees

Powerful Administration Interface

FileCloud’s powerful Admin features make It relatively easier to manage millions of files. For better insights you can check usage trends, peak usage, geo data and more analytical indicators. Admin can also apply global policies, create custom workflows and audit the whole account easily.

Preview Files – No Need to Download

Within FileCloud, you can preview multiple types of files using Built-in document preview option. This option lets you preview Word, Excel, PDF and many more file formats without downloading a single file. Smart collaboration feature indeed!

Custom Branding

FileCloud showcases your brand in every way possible. Host your files on your custom domain, customize colors and logo, background image, fonts, email communications, and terms of service.

Organize Files in a Simple Manner

Simple file and folder structure to help you organize and manage files easily. Many more small but useful features within FileCloud.

Remote Access

Teams can access large CAD/CAM files, photos, and blueprints from anywhere to perform their daily work. FileCloud offers multiple ways to access your organization’s files securely: Web, Desktop Sync, FileCloud Drive, Mobile Apps and WebDAV. Mobile offline sync enables file access from iPads even if there is no internet.

Remote Site File Sharing

FileCloud ServerLink is an industry’s first remote office solution that addresses the latency and high availability requirements of companies that have job sites on remote locations. ServerLink is a FileCloud add-on that replicates one FileCloud site to another site in different location. Great fit for remote job sites with poor internet connectivity

Superior Security

Public SaaS File Sharing offerings are prone to spoofing and ransomware attacks. In contrast FileCloud’s distributed architecture and unique capabilities to monitor, prevent, and fix data leakage assure corporate data is protected across all your devices. Ours advanced management controls and detailed activity logs helps you to manage and secure organization data without losing control.

Easy Integration

FileCloud offers easy integration with existing corporate IT systems (Active Directory, NTFS File permissions, Network Shares, ADFS, NTLM SSO). Our powerful API’s makes any integration with your Line of business apps a breeze. FileCloud also integrates with specialized apps like PDF Expert, Bluebeam and other apps used in construction industry.

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Features comparisons between FTP Vs Cloud storage:

Initial setting up:

Setting up FileCloud storage is fairly easy. You just need to register your business and then sign in your account and you are ready to use it. Cloud storage removes all the hassle of server set up and all the physical aspect of servers are taken care of by us.

Setting up an FTP server is a complicated process and needs experts on handling and setting up the system. Even after the setting up, all the user of the FTP servers needs to be well versed to use it for data transfer and sharing.


FileCloud lets you easily share and sync data files across different channels. FileCloud offers a solution which streamlines data access across different devices ensuring easy collaboration of data among different teams. FileCloud is a cloud file sharing collaboration tool which provides collaborative workplace along with storage solution.

File sharing in FTP is cumbersome and requires additional efforts such as uploading the newly edited file via the FTP client and then informing notifying all the team members. This greatly decreases the efficiency of working and hence makes collaboration between teams difficult.

File Versioning

FileCloud supports file versioning and history of all the revisions made in the file are recorded and also you can restore the previous version of the file and revert to it.

FTP doesn’t support file versioning and every version needs to be manually copied with version name and date.


Filecloud comes with security and encryption technology such as standard SSL/TLS, 256-bit AES encryption, Remote Data wipe, and automatic backups for data files. This ensures your complete data is secure and safe.

FTP comes with SSL/TLS encryption but stored data is not encrypted and needs third party software for protection. Apart from this, FTP data cannot be deleted manually and requires manual data backups for data files


FileCloud is accessible across all wide range of devices including smartphones. User can edit, preview and sync files from any devices and rest of security are taken care of by us.

FTP clients for mobile phones are available but the process of connecting them to the FTP server is difficult and hence the accessibility of FTP is restricted and limited.


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