A client once asked me, how do I share my files with you, I have files larger than 25MB?
There are many ways to upload large files on the web. I personally use the 3 file sharing procedures because it’s simple, pain free, very basic and easy to understand especially for normal and non-tech people.
1. Dropbox.com. You will need to register for an account and you can upload and download files, photos and videos. This is very convenient because you can access this from anywhere you are. Also you can invite people to share your folder.
Normally you get an allowance of so much free 2GB of space for free if you register. However, If you have a file larger than that, subscriptions are available up to 100GB for an additional fee.
If you invite people to share your folder, they will in turn, need to register with dropbox.com to view your folder and for that referral, you got an additional 250 MB additional space.
2. Another way to upload large files is via Yousendit.com
You may be able to send files for free up to 50mb. If your file exceeds that, than a subscription fee is required or you have other options, like use it and pay per use only.
3. Last but not least, is Filezilla, if you are familiar with this.
What is Filezilla? Filezilla is a free open source ftp service you can download from the internet and run it in your computer. You may be able to upload and download files directly to your webhost. This method is commonly used by webmasters when they are building a website or maintaining one.
For me personally, this is the best way. Since you are paying for your webhost already, why not use it for file sharing as well? But this is not for the faint of hearts. It could be confusing for a normal layman or a non-tech person, since I do know some techies who are struggling with this method even though it may seem simple.
This is how filezilla looks like. First you connect to your server with your host login name and password. And once you are connected you just drag and drop the files.
Usually the files on the left side is your local file and the ones on the right side are the files residing in your server or webhost. If you need to upload a file, you just drag the file from the left to the right and if you download a file, you will need to drag the file from the right to the left depending on where you local host and server host is located.
Sounds easy isn’t it? Questions?
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