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 Traffic or bandwidth limit Remote uploading? Developer API? FTP upload possible? File versioning Follows symlinks Client-side encryption[1] Free GB (number only) Append-only support? [2] Lifecycle Policy support? Misc. notes
Amazon Drive[3] 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 [4] Amazon S3 limits No Yes No No ? ? 5 Free 5GB for everybody, except Mexico and China.
Amazon S3[5] 5 GB 12-month free trial with credit-card,
(paid bandwidth),
unlimited paid
5 GB per file, unlimited files per bucket Amazon S3 limits No REST, SOAP ? Yes ? ? 0 N/A
Backblaze B2 10 GB free, unlimited paid[6] ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? 10 fileWrite allows existing files to become "hidden", which may get deleted with lifecycle rule daysFromHidingToDeleting Yes
Baidu Cloud 2 TB
(6 GB free)[7]
4 GB free,
20 GB paid [8]
Traffic limit is not stable, after going over the traffic limit, there is a bandwidth limited to 500 KB/s then 10 KB/s after another traffic limit. Yes Yes No No No ? 6 Currently in China only
BorgBase 5 GB free, unlimited paid[9] ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? 5 Yes ?
Box[10][11] free trial,
100 GB paid (Starter),
Unlimited Business,
Unlimited Enterprise[12]
250 MB free Personal,
5 GB paid Personal,
5 GB Business,
5 GB Enterprise[12]
10 GB/month free,
2 TB/month paid[13]
30 MB per file via IFTTT[14] Yes[15] Business and Enterprise customers only[16] Some (premium)[17] 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[18] 3 GB free,
+500 MB for referrals up to 16 GB,
500 GB paid[19]
150 MB free,
Unlimited premium
None No [20] REST, SOAP, WebDAV[21] No[22] Rarely (60 days)[23] ? ? 3 Primarily focused on media files, synchronization and backup with web sharing.
Dropbox[24] 2 GB free,
+500 MB for referrals up to 18 GB;
1 TB, 2 TB, or unlimited paid[25]
10 GB,
Unlimited using
client application
20 GB/day free,
200 GB/day paid[26]
No Yes No[27] 30 days by default,
1 year w/ add-on[28]
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[29][30] 15 GB free,[31]
100 GB to 30 TB paid;[32][33] Unlimited Storage for G Suite Business (1 TB per user if there are fewer than 5 users)
5 TB[34] ? No OAuth2 No Yes[35] No No 15 Additional space for limited time period with some devices and services.[36][37][38][39]
IBM Connections Files Cloud 1 TB paid
(60-day free trial)[40]
2 GB None No CMIS, REST, Atom (standard) and OAuth2 No Yes ? ? 5 Subscription costs US$6/year[41]
Apple iCloud[42] 5 GB free,
50 GB to 2 TB paid
50 GB 200/400/600 GB per month No Yes No Partly No ? 5 25 GB for previous MobileMe account subscriptions[43]
Jumpshare 2 GB free, 1 TB paid 250 MB free, Unlimited paid 5GB per month free, 200GB per month on paid plan Yes ? ? ? ? No 2 Real-time file sharing with built-in utilities for screenshots, screencasts, notes, and voice clips.
MediaFire[44] 10 GB,
+50 GB for referrals up to 1 TB Pro accounts;
100 TB Business accounts
20 GB[45] 10 TB pro plan,
Business plans receive an amount of bandwidth per month equal to ten times the account’s storage space.[46]
Yes Yes No[47] Yes ? Yes 10 Resuming of interrupted downloads possible.
Mega[48] 15 GB free,
up to 50 GB free trial,[49]
up to 16 TB paid
Available cloud drive space[50] 10 GB free,
Up to 96 TB per month paid.[51]
No Yes No Yes[52] ? Yes 15 Apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Chrome, Firefox, Safari[53] Supports HTML5 browsers.[54]
OneDrive[55] 5 GB free (since 31 January 2016)[Note 1]
+500 MB free for referrals up to 5 GB;
200 GB paid[58]


1 TB with paid Office 365 account by default, can register 5 accounts for up to 5TB combined.[citation needed]

100 GB[59] None Yes Yes[60] No[61] Yes (Office files only) No[62] ? 5 Fetch files allows remote access of files on Windows with OneDrive installed[63]
25 GB free for grandfathered accounts before April 2012[64]
SecureSafe[65] 100MB free,
up to 100GB paid [66]
?
2GB limit for SecureSend
None No No No No[65] ? Yes 0.1 Offers Data Inheritance [67]
SugarSync[68] 60 GB personal paid,
Unlimited GB professional paid
None 10 GB/file/day free,
250 GB file/day paid
No REST[69] ? Yes ? No 0 If you hit the limit your links will be disabled for 24 hours. The bandwidth limits only apply to public links.[70]
Tencent Weiyun[71] 2 TB
(10 GB free)
1 GB regular upload,
32 GB Power Upload plug-in
None 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
None No Yes[72] Yes
For enterprise clients only
Yes[73] ? Yes for paid plans[74] 0 HIPAA-compliant, group messaging, audit logs, granular security control, embedable on website.
Tresorit[75] 3 GB free trial,
100-1000 GB paid plans[76]
500 MB free,
5 GB premium,
10 GB rest of paid plans[77]
None No No No For paid plans only[78] No Yes[79] 3 Files are client-side encrypted; zero-knowledge principles are used to prevent Tresorit itself from reading the files.
Wasabi unlimited. paid only.[80] ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? 0 Yes ?
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
200% of storage size per day No Yes: REST, WebDAV, SDK[81] No 14 days with free accounts 90 days with paid ones[82] ? 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 Traffic or bandwidth limit Remote uploading? Developer API? FTP upload possible? File versioning Follows symlinks Client-side encryption[1] Free GB (number only) Append-only support? [2] Lifecycle Policy support? Misc. notes

Former services[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Previously 15 GB[56] and 25 GB since 2008.[57]

References[edit]

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