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I heard that wordpress was giving members 3 gb of space. . . however, i didn’t realize we’re still limited to just image files and ms-word docs.

Hmm. We need to serve up other file types. For instance, I’m wanting to serve up a few .zip packages that contain MS Visual Studio projects. These packages are in the KB, and if .doc files can be served up from the blog, shouldn’t code packages be too?

There are a number of options though

esnips.com

!!! My pick (I am moving to mediafire.com, Jan 1/09. I’ll still use esnips, but mediafire looks really neat.)
links like CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD!

ugh.. microsoft skydrive. I really DO NOT like how it downloads through a script request. its annoying!!

4shared.com

links like http://www.4shared.com/file/35910795/33c58b0a/testfile.html

I like 4shared.

Other fileupload hosts

wikifortio

Download links like http://www.wikifortio.com/799208/testfile.txt
1 – 99 day storage period
Upload seems to be a tad slow, but I only uploaded a small testfile

senduit

Links like http://senduit.com/b36ba8
– Longevity: 30 minute expiry
– Comments: Doesn’t meet my needs here, but i can see how this would be useful for distributing a smaller file quickly among 5 or 6 friends quickly and easily.

rapidshare.de

links like http://rapidshare.de/files/38405006/testfile.txt.html
Too many “hoops” to jump through to get to final download. Limited unless you have premium.

mihd.net

links like http://mihd.net/f0e2zv
pretty good

badongo.com

links like http://www.badongo.com/file/7479445

files.to

files.to is stupid because it requires a captcha

mediafire.com

WOW. This one is really glossy. Links like CLICK TO DOWNLOAD!. NO LOGIN REQUIRED TO UPLOAD! Really neat! (Tested Thurs Jan 1 / 09) !!! NEW PICK Jan 1 /09

STILL SEARCHING

I’m still looking for a file host that will give me a direct link that I can just post to my blog, without requiring redirection.

The closest thing to this that i’ve found is hfs, which allows you to easily set a folder to see the public internet.

It also does a good job of getting around routers, you just have to port forward.

The best thing would be . . .

Of course, the best thing would be if wordpress actually allowed users to upload other types of files. Although there’s potential for abuse, I want/need to upload code packages (.zip files that contain .cpp files).

WordPress COULD allow .zip archives up to a maximum of say, 8MB or so. Code packages will be something in the KB, so they won’t cause traffic problems.

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One Comment

  1. i always use http://www.slingfile.com to upload my files the free file hosting they offer is awesome because the max file size is 1GB


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