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    Can you use Google drive to HOST large files?
    « on: January 14, 2019, 08:55:09 AM »
    I'm having trouble finding an answer to this. I don't want to mess with joining Google Groups.

    I know you can use Google Drive to SHARE large files, but you can also just attach them to an email. I want to HOST large files on a website. Does Google Drive give you the bandwidth for that? if not, What is the best/easiest way to go about it? 

    What are some good hosting companies that let random people download your file from your website at at least 1 MB per second? I tried hosting them on GoDaddy because that is where I registered the domain for my site, and it turns out they give you about 10 KB per second. The files are 30-50 MB in size.

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    Re: Can you use Google drive to HOST large files?
    « Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 03:35:22 PM »
    For sure I know I can not answer that the way you want.

    I have used various hostingservicesforover20 years and have never found an easy way to telepathically know which are the best for the price.

    Some hosting sites forbid you do do much public downloading. So you may have to use a service that offers some kind pf file sharing service.

    My advice is to find a hosting company AND a file sharing company. Do a Google search and find they are different animals.

    Best file sharing sites.
    Check first with Dropbox and see what they have if you pay for it.

    Best web hosting sites.
    Speed will vary by time of day and location of host.

    Hope that helps.  :)



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      Re: Can you use Google drive to HOST large files?
      « Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 01:49:13 AM »
      Yeah, you can host large files with Google Drive but then again, Google won't be able to scan if there are viruses in it.

      If you are planning to upload the file onto a website and have other people download the file from the website, then you can try the hPage website builder. They are also able to host really large files and you can also create a free website on their platform. You can then store your files there and upload them on the website you created. It's easier that way, IMO. It's a website host and file sharer in one.
      Try it here: https://www.hpage.com


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      Re: Can you use Google drive to HOST large files?
      « Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 03:52:38 AM »
      I rent a $5 vps from Digital Ocean. I tried uploading a file to the server, and it started very fast 5 MBit/s and slowed down eventually to 130kBit/s.  I pay for 100MBit/s internet from a cable company. In the middle of the night, I get 40 MBits down / 5Mbits up. 

      Download speeds are a bit faster from the server. (Around 200Kbit/s.)

      With larger files, I have had better luck using protocols other than http.  My VPS is a VPN server. I have an NextCloud server connected to it.  My download speed through the VPN to the server is much faster using scp or rsync rather than https through the webpage interface.



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        Re: Can you use Google drive to HOST large files?
        « Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 11:28:40 AM »
        Dropbox Business.
        Google Drive.
        Dropbox. Dropbox offers flexible pricing plans that can be used by organizations of all sizes. ...
        Box. The box is a file-sharing service that helps in secure collaboration from any device. ...
        Apple iCloud. ...
        SugarSync. ...
        These are some good file hosting servers you can select any from this list other than google file host.