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Best Free File Hosting Services

Updated on February 20, 2010

Free Files and Image Hosting Websites

We often come across our needs to share files, folders, images and videos when it comes to true computing and internet usage. The need may vary from person to person. Some may need only a few files and images to be shared with friends and family, but others really need files of huge sizes to be shared easily. In the beginning of file sharing and hosting ideas, it was too expensive for normal surfers as well as webmasters to go for file sharing. But now you can get up to 2 GB of free file hosting or sharing. If you find out 2 to 3 best free and secure file hosting services, then you going to owe up to 6 GB of free space in Internet. That's why I compiled a list of top and secure file hosting services. Free of course.

Best 3 File Sharing Sites

Mediafire is one of the most prominent file sharing service that offers up to 2 GB of free hosting. The interesting thing about this service is that you can start sharing files from its homepage itself without any registration. That is super cool. This tool allows you to download without any delay even if you are downloading your own files or of others. You should have to wait for only 2 to 3 seconds to complete the automated virus scanning in Mediafire. It ensures security in every aspects. For every file you upload, you will get the unique download link which you can share to friends and family.

Dropbox is yet another service which offers interesting features. Unlike other services, it gives you a referral benefit. For every user you refer to dropbox, you would get an additional free storage space of 250 MB. That's a pretty good deal in addition to the free 2 GB limit. Dropbox requires an installer file to be installed in your windows system. And you can find a folder called Dropbox in your My Documents folder. Also, there are separate folders like Public, Private, etc. for the ease of secure file storage. All you have to do is just drag and drop the files into these folders and thus you can synchronize your existing files. No need for a special upload bar.

SkyDrive doesn't require any introduction as it is a service offered by the richest corporation, Microsoft. So nothing to worry about security, download speeds, etc. You can organise everything you wanted just like you do in your My Documents folder in Windows. The best part is that allows up to 25 GB of free storage. That's awesome.


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      BoB Hart 5 years ago

      I personally hated both megaupload, rapidshare AND most of all hotfile...I used to have alot of my stuff on RS, but then their service went down to crap…then switched to hotfile, who's servers crashed & lost ALL my files…then megaupload which omg i can’t believe what happened.

      now I have all my files on:

      …decent sized allowance, and it gives my users direct-links…which they far, it’s been better than sonic, MU and HF COMBINED!!!

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      Simplyme 7 years ago

      Media fire seems to be an interested one, maybe i'll give it a try! anyway, does anyone heard of TooFiles?? They also give you quite large storage space for your files as well..but more like for entertainment category rather than business doh

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      Dana Rock 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Ever checked out Adrive? They give you a free 50 gigs!