List of several alternatives to the recently shuttered file-hosting site Megaupload.
Yesterday file-hosting site Megaupload was shuttered by US authorities, and the move left many scrambling for alternatives. The list is long and deep, and so it’s just a matter of sorting through them all to find one you like. I’ve taken the time to do this for you, coming up with a list of the five best alternatives to Megaupload, listing what each file-hosting site has to offer, how much it costs, and what you can expect to get in return.
My favorite of the bunch. Drag and drop files to share with family and friends free of charge. Store up to 10GB, and add extra space for free by successfully inviting friends that join Minus (1GB per friend up to 50GB). Also offers uploading on the go with Minus apps for both the iPhone and Android.
Minus saves all files indefinitely unless deleted by the uploader or if it violates the site’s terms of service. You can upload individual files up to 2 GB in size, and hav unlimited downloads and transfers.
Free to join and use, MediaFire offers UNLIMITED data storage. Free users are capped at a 200MB maximum file size, but Pro ($9 p/mo) and Business ($49 p/mo) users get a 4GB and 10GB size file cap respectively. The latter two also enjoy indefinite long term storage while free users data is wiped after about a month.
The grandaddy of all cyberlockers, RapidShare is also one of the most popular. Free users can upload an unlimited of data with no maximum file size, but is deleted after 30 days. RapidPro customers enjoy unlimited file storage durations and enhanced download speeds. Free users have timeout periods for downloads and reduced connection speeds. Prices for pro accounts begin at $12.77 p/mo.
Free users enjoy unlimited file storage, 1GB file size caps, and 30 days of storage time. Pro users get addded unlimited storage time, downloading, and 5GB file size caps at prices that begin at $9 p/mo.
FileFactory offers free users up to 500GB of data storage with a 2GB file size cap. Store up to 50 files. If you upgrade to a Premium account you get unlimited download speeds, bandwidth, and storage space. Price for Premium range from $12 p/mo to $79 p/yr.
Premium users also get torrent downloading functionality.
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