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Comparison of file hosting sites

#1 Post by SYSTEM » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:16 am

I just found this comparison of file hosting sites. It mostly focuses on little-known sites which don't keep access logs ("Logging: No").

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... E/htmlview
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Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

#2 Post by __philippe » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:58 am

@SYSTEM

Thanks for the above pointer.

I was recently looking for an alternate SSL free image hosting service
(my current TinyPic server, apart from not using a secure access protocol, is getting slow as molasses these days)

Two little-known candidates look promising in the above document :
Besides those two, i am also considering/trying out for size the more mainstream :
Would you care sharing any experience/preference you may have between any of those hosting services ?

Ta.

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Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

#3 Post by freakazoid » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:31 am

The problem with free hosting sites (and mostly, free image-hosting ones) is they can suddenly vanish without warning.

I also visit this subreddit for image-hosting sites every once in a while:

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https://www.reddit.com/r/imguralternatives/
Thanks for the link to the spreadsheet, SYSTEM. Looks well-organized and researched.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

#4 Post by SYSTEM » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:33 pm

__philippe wrote: Would you care sharing any experience/preference you may have between any of those hosting services ?
I use Postimage for image sharing and have been happy with it. I don't really have personal experience with other sites.
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Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

#5 Post by __philippe » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:37 pm

freakazoid wrote:The problem with free hosting sites (and mostly, free image-hosting ones) is they can suddenly vanish without warning.
I'll say,... they all pledge to store your images "forever", when they really mean

..."at least until YOU call it quits, or until WE go belly-up, whichever comes first"... :roll:

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Appreciate your sentiment about Postimage.

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Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

#6 Post by smaragdus » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:39 pm

@__philippe
I use mainly Postimage (https://postimage.io/) and imgbox (https://imgbox.com/) for single images and Imgur (https://imgur.com/) for albums. Not so long ago there were problems with Postimage. Thank you for vgy.me (https://vgy.me/)- it looks very cool.

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#7 Post by __philippe » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:18 am

@smaragdus

Appreciate your references to additional free images hosting services, thanks.

It looks like Postimage promptly found some white angels to help operating from a sounder base,
brushing away a looming financial demise orchestrated a while ago by CloudFlare.

Uplifting case of crowdfunding in action, let's wish them well... :D

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Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

#8 Post by __philippe » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:52 am

smaragdus wrote: ... Thank you for vgy.me (https://vgy.me/)- it looks very cool.
Cool indeed :
One of those rare image hosting providers offering public API for uploading pics/videos to their server, ...yummy...!

...and they do handle animated gif's with aplomb, to boot ...;-)

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Postimages.org hosting notice

#9 Post by __philippe » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:45 pm

Notice to anyone currently using "postimages.ORG" for hosting...well, images... :wink:

Since early April 2018, those kind folks are experiencing a spot of bother with their (former) Registrar.
They have (temporarily ?) switched URL to "postimg.CC"

Fear not, however, a cure is at hand to fix those pesky broken images:

Broken links to images hosted on "postimages.ORG" can be easily restored to their former pristine splendor
by simply replacing the now defunct ".ORG" URL suffix by the snappy new one ".CC"

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Re: imgbox

#10 Post by smaragdus » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:22 pm

@__philippe
Thanks.

Lately I am using mostly imgbox (AlternativeTo) and I like it.

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Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

#11 Post by Midas » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:55 am

As a steady user of Postimage.org, I haven't noticed any hiccups -- I think I posted something from there yesterday. But it always pays to be warned, so thank you __philippe.

Also thanks for the tip, smaragdus. 8)

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Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

#12 Post by __philippe » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:16 am

@Midas

It looks like older links (posted before APR18) were not affected... :roll:
But I had to fix two broken images links posted 04APR18

YMMV, as the exasperating tongue-twister acronym goes... :mrgreen:

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