Comparison of file hosting services

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This is a comparison of file hosting services which are currently active. File hosting services are a particular kind of online file storage; however, various products that are designed for online file storage may not have features or characteristics that others designed for sharing files have.

File hosting services[edit]

  No restriction
  Limit on some types of accounts
  Limit across all accounts
  Total restriction across all accounts
Web host Storage size Max. file size Direct access[1 1] Traffic or bandwidth limit File expiration[1 2] Remote uploading? Developer API? FTP upload possible? File versioning Follows symlinks Client-side encryption[1] Free GB (number only) Misc. notes
Amazon Drive[2] 5 GB 3 mo. free trial,
up to 30 TB paid
2 GB upload via Web, 50 GB per file via Drive app and third party clients [3] Yes Amazon S3 limits 90 days after subscription expires, data is deleted. No Yes No No ? ? 5 Free 5GB plan only for China and Brazil.
Amazon S3[4] 5 GB 12-month free trial with credit-card,
paid bandwidth,
unlimited paid
5 GB per file, unlimited files per bucket Yes Amazon S3 limits None, pay for storage each month No REST, SOAP ? Yes ? ? 0 N/A
Baidu Cloud 2 TB
(6 GB free)[5]
10 GB free,
20 GB paid [6]
Yes None None Yes Yes No No No ? 6 Currently in Chinese only
Box[7][8] free trial,
100 GB paid (Starter),
Unlimited Business,
Unlimited Enterprise[9]
250 MB free Personal,
5 GB paid Personal,
5 GB Business,
5 GB Enterprise[9]
Paid account types only[10] 10 GB/month free,
2 TB/month paid[11]
None[citation needed] 30 MB per file via IFTTT[12] Yes[13] Business and Enterprise customers only[14] Some (premium)[15] No ? 10 Does not sync Mac files such as iWork (Keynote etc.). Does not support Linux OS.
50 GB free with Sony Xperia or HP Spectre 13
CloudMe[16] 3 GB free,
+500 MB for referrals up to 16 GB,
500 GB paid[17]
150 MB free,
Unlimited premium
No[18] None None No [19] REST, SOAP, WebDAV[20] No[21] Rarely (60 days)[22] ? ? 3 Primarily focused on media files, synchronization and backup with web sharing.
Dropbox[23] 2 GB free,
+500 MB for referrals up to 18 GB,
1 TB, 2 TB, or unlimited paid[24]
10 GB,
Unlimited using
client application
File-by-file, not for HTML[25][26] 20 GB/day free,
200 GB/day paid[27]
1 year of account inactivity[28] No Yes No[29] 30 days by default,
1 year w/ add-on[30]
Yes No 2 Synchronization, backup and websharing. Does support Linux OS
25 GB free with HTC Sense 4 & 5,
100 GB free with Samsung device
Google Drive[31][32] 15 GB free,[33]
100 GB to 30 TB paid;[34][35] Unlimited Storage for G Suite Business (1 TB per user if there are fewer than 5 users)
TB[36] Manually, file-by-file[37][38] download: web client 750 MB/hour 1250 MB/day
upload: 300 MB/hour 750 MB/day
download from IMAP: 2500 MB
download POP: 1250 MB
Upload IMAP: 500 MB[39]
None[citation needed] No OAuth2 No Yes[40] No No 15 Additional space for limited time period with some devices and services.[41][42][43][44]
IBM Connections 5 GB,
additional space paid
2 GB Yes None None No CMIS, REST, Atom (standard) and OAuth2 No Yes ? ? 5 Subscription costs US$6/year[45]
Apple iCloud[46] 5 GB free,
50 GB to 2 TB paid
50 GB Yes 200/400/600 GB per month None No Yes No Partly No ? 5 25 GB for previous MobileMe account subscriptions[47]
iTransfer iT[48] 5 GB Free,
100 GB Premium
25 GB Yes None 1 Week FREE
1 Month  Premium
No No No No No ? 5 N/A
Jumpshare 2 GB free, 1 TB paid 250 MB free, Unlimited paid Yes 5GB per month free, 200GB per month on paid plan None Yes ? ? ? ? No 2 Real-time file sharing with built-in utilities for screenshots, screencasts, notes, and voice clips.
Koofr[49] 2 GB free,
10 GB to 1 TB paid
None Yes None None No Yes No Yes ? No 2 N/A
MediaFire[50] 10 GB,
+50 GB for referrals up to 1 TB Pro accounts,
100 TB Business accounts
4 GB free,[51]
20 GB paid[52]
Yes 10 TB pro plan,
Business plans receive an amount of bandwidth per month equal to ten times the account’s storage space.[53]
1 year account inactivity[54] Yes Yes No[55] Yes ? Yes 10 Resuming of interrupted downloads possible.
Mega[56] 15 GB free,
up to 50 GB free trial,[57]
up to 8 TB paid
Available cloud drive space[58] No[59] 10 GB free,
Up to 96 TB per month paid.[60]
3 months account inactivity/failure to reply to email[61] No Yes No Yes[62] ? Yes 50 Apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Chrome, Firefox, Safari[63] Supports HTML5 browsers.[64]
OneDrive[65] 5 GB free (since 31 January 2016, previously 15 GB[66] and 25 GB since 2008),[67]
+500 MB free for referrals up to 5 GB,
200 GB paid[68]


1 TB with paid Office 365 account.[69]

10 GB[70] No None 1 year of account inactivity[71] Yes Yes[72] No[73] Yes (Office files only) No[74] ? 5 Fetch files allows remote access of files on Windows with OneDrive installed[75]
25 GB free for grandfathered accounts before April 2012[76]
* Currently requires user to request "unlimited" storage (10TB, able to be increased upon request), otherwise 1TB for Office 365 subscribers.
SecureSafe[77] 100MB free,
up to 100GB paid [78]
?
2GB limit for SecureSend
Yes None None No No No No[77] ? Yes 0.1 Offers Data Inheritance [79]
SugarSync[80] 60 GB personal paid,
Unlimited GB professional paid
None No[81] 10 GB/file/day free,
250 GB file/day paid
No expiration for paid accounts,
90 days of inactivity for free users
No REST[82] ? Yes ? No 0 If you hit the limit your links will be disabled for 24 hours. The bandwidth limits only apply to public links.[83]
Tencent Weiyun[84] 2 TB
(10 GB free)
1 GB regular upload,
32 GB Power Upload plug-in
Yes None 45 days account inactivity No No No No ? No 10 In English and Chinese (free version in Chinese only)
TitanFile No free space, unlimited paid 100 MB free,
1 GB paid,
4 GB professional
Yes[85] None None, unless set by user[85] No Yes[86] Yes
For enterprise clients only
Yes[87] ? Yes for paid plans[88] 0 HIPAA-compliant, group messaging, audit logs, granular security control, embedable on website.
Tresorit[89] 3 GB free trial,
100-1000 GB paid plans[90]
500 MB free,
5 GB premium,
10 GB rest of paid plans[91]
Yes None None No No No Yes[92]
for paid plans
No Yes[93] 3 Files stored in Tresorit are encrypted using the most advanced encryption methods. No one, not even Tresorit administrators hold the users' decryption keys.
vBoxxCloud[94] 14-day free trial, 250mb size limit. 25 GB paid storage packs[95] Unlimited Yes None None Yes Yes No Yes No No 20 GDPR Ready.[96]

Security policies, audit logs, unlimited file size, online document editing, file locking. Available for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android[97]

Yandex Disk up to 20 GB free (10 GB when registering),
up to 1024 GB paid
2 GB upload via Web or WebDAV,
50 GB upload via application
Yes 200% of storage size per day None[citation needed] No YesREST, WebDAV, SDK[98] No No ? No 10 English, Russian, Ukrainian and Turkish interfaces. Service is tightly integrated with other Yandex services. Native apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android. Client-side encryption is available with 3rd party open source clients.
Web host Storage size Max. file size Direct access[1 1] Traffic or bandwidth limit File expiration[1 2] Remote uploading? Developer API? FTP upload possible? File versioning Follows symlinks Client-side encryption[1] Free GB (number only) Misc. notes

Former services[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b For paying users there is usually a direct access possible.
  2. ^ a b For paying users there is usually no file expiration.

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