How To Share Large Files Over The Internet

Posted By: Arin Dey - August 29, 2014
Do you want to share large files over the internet? What do you do when the email attachment is not accepting the file due to large size? No worries. Here is the solution. If you want to share large files over the Internet then you can make use of any of the file hosting services like Dropbox, Google Drive, MediaFire, CloudMe etc. You can upload the big files and share downloadable link.

There are a lot of online file sharing services over the internet. I have prepared a simplified list
 of services, the platforms they offer to share files and their maximum limit.
How To Share Large Files Over The Internet
Gmail and Outlook are web email services and there is restriction on file size. With these email services you can send files up to 25 MB in size. If the file size exceeds 25 MB then you can use online file sharing or storage services as described below:
  • Google Drive : The most popular online storage media and offers up to 1 TB. It supports web and desktop interfaces. For more support you can visit here.
  • Dropbox – It is also very much popular and a lot people prefer this service over Google Drive. Here the files have no size limit if you upload them to Dropbox through the desktop application or web interface.
  • WeTransfer — It offer you to share files up to 2 GB in size from the browser. The best part is that it doesn’t require to register for the service. It only takes recipient’s email address and it keeps the file for 7 days.
  • OneDrive : You can share files up to 2 GB with the help of this Microsoft account. Earlier this service used to be called as Skydrive. It includes all the Microsoft cross apps to share the
Similarly RapidShare, Box, MediaFire and CloudMe have one thing in common i.e. you have to upload your files over Internet with different sizes as per the file size limit and quota. These file hosting services offer total space as specified in the above table.

Some offline file sharing services that don't need Internet :

JustBeamIt : Now this will be a great feature if you can share files without even uploading them to any website. If you can send a file offline directly to someone very easily; in other words if you send files as peer to peer then JustBeamIt will be the best option. Peer to peer tool means that the file transfers take place between your computer and the other computer directly. Drag and drop option is also available on JustBeamIt website where it provides  shareable link. If someone clicks on this provided link then the uploaded file will start downloading to the computer directly.

If you are using Mac operating system then Infinit can be helpful in sharing files. It is also supported on Windows platform.  Infinit uses your local area network and so the transfer speed is too fast.
Hope the above file sharing options will serve you in case you want to share large as well as small files over the Internet or off the Internet.

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