Comparison of File Hosting Services

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

  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 ? ? ? ? 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[] 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 less than 5 users)
TB[36] Manually, file-by-file[37][38] 10 TB download/24h
750 GB upload/24h
[]
None[] No OAuth2 No Yes[39] No No 15 Additional space for limited time period with some devices and services.[40][41][42][43]
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[44]
Apple iCloud[45] 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[46]
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[47] 2 GB free,
10 GB to 1 TB paid
None Yes None None No Yes No Yes ? No 2
MediaFire[48] 10 GB,
+50 GB for referrals up to 1 TB Pro accounts,
100 TB Business accounts
4 GB free,[49]
20 GB paid[50]
Yes 10 TB pro plan,
Business plans receive an amount of bandwidth per month equal to ten times the account's storage space.[51]
1 year account inactivity[52] Yes Yes No[53] Yes ? Yes 10 Resuming of interrupted downloads possible.
Mega[54] 15 GB free,
up to 50 GB free trial,[55]
up to 8 TB paid
Available cloud drive space[56] No[57] 10 GB free,
Up to 96 TB per month paid.[58]
3 months account inactivity/failure to reply to email[59] No Yes No Yes[60] ? Yes 50 Apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Chrome, Firefox, Safari[61] Supports HTML5 browsers.[62]
OneDrive[63] 5 GB free (since 31 January 2016, previously 15 GB[64] and 25 GB since 2008),[65]
+500 MB free for referrals up to 5 GB,
200 GB paid[66]


1 TB with paid Office 365 account.[67]

10 GB[68] No None 1 year of account inactivity[69] Yes Yes[70] No[71] Yes (Office files only) No[72] ? 5 Fetch files allows remote access of files on Windows with OneDrive installed[73]
25 GB free for grandfathered accounts before April 2012[74]
* Currently requires user to request "unlimited" storage (10TB, able to be increased upon request), otherwise 1TB for Office 365 subscribers.
vBoxxCloud[75] 14-day free trial, 25 GB paid storage packs[76] Unlimited Yes None None Yes Yes No Yes No No 20 GDPR Ready.[77]

Security policies, audit logs, unlimited file size, online document editing, file locking. Available for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android[78]

SecureSafe[79] 100MB free,
up to 100GB paid [80]
?
2GB limit for SecureSend
Yes None None No No No No[81] ? Yes 0.1 Offers Data Inheritance [82]
SugarSync[83] 60 GB personal paid,
Unlimited GB professional paid
None No[84] 10 GB/file/day free,
250 GB file/day paid
No expiration for paid accounts,
90 days of inactivity for free users
No REST[85] ? Yes ? No 0 If you hit the limit your links will be disabled for 24 hours. The bandwidth limits only apply to public links.[86]
Tencent Weiyun[87] 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[88] None None, unless set by user[88] No Yes[89] Yes
For enterprise clients only
Yes[90] ? Yes for paid plans[91] 0 HIPAA-compliant, group messaging, audit logs, granular security control, embedable on website.
Tresorit[92] 3 GB free trial,
100-1000 GB paid plans[93]
500 MB free,
5 GB premium,
10 GB rest of paid plans[94]
Yes None None No No No Yes[95]
for paid plans
No Yes[96] 3 Files stored in Tresorit are encrypted using the most advanced encryption methods. No one, not even Tresorit administrators hold the users' decryption keys.
Yandex Disk up to 20 GB free (10 GB when registering),
unlimited paid
2 GB upload via Web or WebDAV,
10 GB upload via application
Yes 200% of storage size per day None[] No YesREST, WebDAV, SDK[97] 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

See also

Footnotes

  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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