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Send Large Files

by Mary K Lam

Earlier transfer of large documents was not possible even through internet. Now you can easily use the help of so many services through which you can not only send small documents and small video documents but also you can share large sized files with your friends and colleagues. We can send small sized files through e mails but it is not a good approach when you want to send a much bigger file. With the help of so many networking protocols and web hosting websites, file transfer of large sized documents have become very easy and convenient both for the sender as well as for the receivers.

Web hosting services have gained a lot of popularity among people these days. People are finding it more convenient and easy way for transferring a large file. There are so many websites where you have to first get registered and then you can enjoy their file storage services. You can start uploading the file and once the file upload is finished they will provide you a link which can be used as a sharing link among the people with whom you want to share the files. There are so many websites which provide such services like Fileshare.com, DropSend.com, Rapidshare.com, megaupload.com, Mediafire.com, Freakshare.com, and SendThisFile.com. Each of these sites provide different file share limit. In Mediafire.com there is an advantage that you don't have to wait for certain limit to set off so that you can upload or download a next file. Also according to me there is no file sharing limit in this website.

The website which provides you maximum file sharing storage is Box.net and this is one of my recent favourites. You can store up to 1 gigabyte of documents on this website. Some of the websites mentioned above will delete the file if no transfer is taking place. The time limit varies for different sites. But in Box.net, once you uploaded the files it will remain there permanently. You don't have to upload it again as there is no question of deleting that file. These files can also be transferred directly to tour blog where people visiting your blog can through the documents you have shared. This is quite impressive features Box.net has come up with.

You can also transfer large files through different networking protocols such as FTP, SCP and SFTP etc. SCP file transfer is possible only when your operating system is UNIX. You have yet another option of file transfer through LAN which enables file sharing between the users of the same locality. No internet connection is required and also file transfer is much faster.

Monday, Feb 22nd, 2010