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22 November 2005 @ 07:12 pm
I don't know if this is the right place to post this but.....  
I'm making a community and I need to host a few files. I have about 6 .zip files and about 5 .avi or .wmv files that I need uploaded to a server so people can download them from the community.

So, my question is, where can I find a file uploading site thats free or at least semi-cheap and can offer either permanent or long-term links to the files. I could use MegaUpload or YouSendIt but those aren't very dependable and they'll be expiring every time I turn around. I also want it easy for people to download the files...just click on it, save it, and download it.

I have a Yahoo Webhosting account, but I can only upload files up to 5MB and the largest file I have is about 80MB, so obviously that's not going to work out, and obviously no one is willing to let me upload the files to their site, so I need to do it myself.

Thanks to anyone who can help me! I'm desperate!
 
 
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binaryseraph on November 22nd, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
well, one of the problems your gonna run into is dealing with how many people download your files, considering the size (80mb) people are going to be downloading for a while. Most company's have a limit per month of how much data can be transfered out of their systems (and charge for higher). If 12 people download that movie, your looking at over a gigabyte of data transfer. Average for a website is 1.5gigs.I would do a google search for "file hosting". see what comes up. there are some places that do specialzise in data transfer, as opposed to your nomral website needs.
Jemjemjabella on November 23rd, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)
Average for a website is 1.5gigs
Are you talking about average allowed for a website by a hosting company? 'Cause if so, that's not exactly right. There is no average really because of the huge amount of different hosting companies. I have 50Gb of bandwidth with my basic account..

deviant_queen - the kind of data and the sizes of the files that you want to transfer means it's very unlikely that you'll find someone willing to host that for free. 80Mb is more than a lot of paid hosts offer for a basic account at $30-50 a year.
Lyndseydeviant_queen on November 23rd, 2005 07:07 am (UTC)
Yeah I figured I wouldn't get it for free. I'm willing to pay, my problem is that I do searches for file hosting or file transfer and I can't find anything.
Jemjemjabella on November 23rd, 2005 07:11 am (UTC)
Well, I'm with site5.com for hosting - they allow large files and I've uploaded stuff over 100Mb before and have downloaded it again afterwards with no problems. They might be a bit expensive for simple file transferring though..
binaryseraph on November 23rd, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
eh, whatev.
some places offer more, some less- fact is that 80gb files are freakin huge, and if you want to transfer multiple files of that size, your gonna need to look closley at your monthly alotted bandwith. not likely that a place that charges $10/mnth is gonna give you that much of their bandwith without aditional charges for overages.
Lyndseydeviant_queen on November 24th, 2005 11:42 am (UTC)
80gb? I said my largest file was 80MB.
binaryseraph on November 24th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
sry meants 80mb. too many gigs megs bits bites bytes and bllaarrg.