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Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:16 am
by SYSTEM
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

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:58 am
by __philippe
@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.

__philippe

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:31 am
by freakazoid
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.

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:33 pm
by SYSTEM
__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.

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:37 pm
by __philippe
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:

@SYSTEM

Appreciate your sentiment about Postimage.

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:39 pm
by smaragdus
@__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.

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:18 am
by __philippe
@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

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:52 am
by __philippe
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 ...;-)

Postimages.org hosting notice

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:45 pm
by __philippe
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"

Re: imgbox

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:22 pm
by smaragdus
@__philippe
Thanks.

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

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Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:55 am
by Midas
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)

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:16 am
by __philippe
@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:

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:30 am
by hamasaki
Postimages have a portable windows app too. Sorry, late to the party with this thread.

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:37 am
by Midas
hamasaki wrote:Postimages have a portable windows app too.

Any links?

Maybe I should repost this tip here, too:
Midas wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:58 am
juverax wrote: Let me know where/how I can upload/email these files.
:idea: You cans start by creating up to 12 easy mirrors at https://www.mirrored.to/ -- please, be sure to include Zippyshare as it is in my experience the most reliable one.

Re: Comparison of file hosting sites

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:38 pm
by Napiophelios
Midas wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:37 am
hamasaki wrote:Postimages have a portable windows app too.

Any links?
Its in the database already
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index. ... stimage&m=