Where to host files to be available for download?

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Where to host files to be available for download?

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Hello All,
I'm planning to record a series of training videos on youtube, and the audience needs to download exercise files, which I need to provide the download link for them, somebody suggested github.com in order to host those files...
is Github is a good or another location is better which allows easy and direct download?
any advice?
thanks in advance.

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MS OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox, etc. all allow you to host files and share them with others via a link. I've no idea of the storage limits on any of these services or if they limit download bandwidth. I suspect though you'd only hit those limits if your files were huge and you had a very large audience.

Ken

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thank you for the advice :)

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Please note, I've only ever shared files with one or two family members or friends using Google Drive. I've also received shared files from family via MS OneDrive and WeTransfer, i.e. my experiences don't really relate to your requirement, which sounds like many people will be accessing the shared location.

I suggest you look at other on-line training videos (the subject won't matter) on YouTube and see how the authors of those videos share support material.

Ken

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I have found box com very useful ,
I am not sure if it is available in every country. There may be some restrictions. I am not sure, - maybe worth a try...

It’s often difficult to find the free personal sign up page – here it is currently
https://account.box.com/signup/personal?tc=annual

I have many accounts there ( each registered with a different Email). That gives me almost limitless storage space.
- 10GB total storage per account, upload size up to 250MB

Make sure you do not get mixed up with their trial free period sign up for their paid service.
This is the page you want:
Free box sign in.JPG


I often use each account for similar things in a subject area, so it helps me organise all my stuff.

Some of my files which I have shared have been downloaded a lot of times, but I don’t know if there is any limit on how many people can download a file that you share at any time.

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Thank you very much for this useful information... i will give it a try
thanks again.

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Just for info, this morning I did register an account for a friend, who had difficulty registering in his country.

It was very easy. He just gave me a Email name and password, which he made just for the box account

These were the simple steps:
_ Start at free personal account page,( I did give you before ( https://www.box.com/pricing/individual
https://i.postimg.cc/dtqHX8z3/Choose-free-personal.jpg
https://account.box.com/signup/personal?tc=annual
) )

_ Type in your Name and EMail address and a password,
_ https://i.postimg.cc/vTg6c2KX/box-join- ... ssword.jpg
Notes (i):- the same password is added twice. This password is any new chosen password just for the box account, not your EMail log in password. As always don't give anyone ever your EMail account password!!!
(ii) :- You can use any Name, but the EMail address must be a real one that you have access to, because it is needed later when they send you an EMail for box account confirmation***
( I use a different new EMail account for each of the many box accounts that I have. But that is just a personal choice of mine )

You may have some errors if you do not check all boxes
https://i.postimg.cc/W34ZP16B/error-eur ... ssword.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/0yxCrmYm/error2-eu ... ssword.jpg

_ With all boxes checked , it should be successful
https://i.postimg.cc/nLp70ksc/box-join- ... ssword.jpg

_ by a successful registration, a confirmation Email will be sent to your given Email address ***
https://i.postimg.cc/RhFLGTDn/They-send ... mation.jpg

The confirmation should arrive at your given Email address, but note it might arrive in spam folder sometimes
https://i.postimg.cc/mZXwk0P3/box-confi ... n-spam.jpg

_ You must click to confirm your registration
https://i.postimg.cc/x1KMv714/box-confi ... -EMail.jpg

( _ sometime you may receive a warning from your Email provider, but not always
https://i.postimg.cc/Wzh001dG/box-confi ... arning.jpg )

_ After you confirmation you should arrive at box login
https://i.postimg.cc/FFdp6hFf/Arrived-a ... n-page.jpg

_ To login .. first Email address
https://i.postimg.cc/m2n8X0RZ/box-Log-in-EMail.jpg
, then password
https://i.postimg.cc/wjS4vnb4/box-Log-in-password.jpg

_ If all has gone well, you now are logged in to your new account, and can begin using
https://i.postimg.cc/76qVJ419/box-Log-Sucess.jpg

That’s it! You have an account!
_._______________

_ Because I already know all about using, I did skip introduction and set up. But you may chose not to do that
https://i.postimg.cc/Nfs3vhW1/Skipped-Set-up.jpg

_._____________________-

Example Upload and get share link
_New File(s) upload
https://i.postimg.cc/VNqgNvt5/Test-upload-New-File.jpg

( _ you can upload many files at once
https://i.postimg.cc/PrJSMdgF/Upload-ma ... t-once.jpg )

The files will be uploaded
https://i.postimg.cc/ydKfhcKF/Files-wil ... loaded.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/HLXZ73qY/All-Files ... loaded.jpg

_ I can get a share link quickly
https://i.postimg.cc/YqDscvNH/I-can-get ... e-link.jpg

_ I click to copy share link into my clipboard
https://i.postimg.cc/hGQFZ9N6/Copy-shar ... pboard.jpg


Now that share link is in my clipboard

So finally you have the share link for that File, and can paste it any where
Here is that link:
https://app.box.com/s/gac9uzmfeudlo37hsj4hfim5wb7e3l3z

The person with that share link can click on it.
Then they will see it and/ or can download it
https://i.postimg.cc/VspVYmYt/I-can-see ... oad-it.jpg

Alan

_._____________________-

P.S. For Image posting share links I also use https://postimages.org/
This does not need any registering. I do use this have for example, for all the image links I did use here.

_ start here: https://postimages.org/
_ https://i.postimg.cc/GtNWPKjX/postimages.jpg

_ Select one or more files to upload https://i.postimg.cc/vZwjQc2x/postimage ... -files.jpg

Files will be uploaded
https://i.postimg.cc/MK1wbkhR/post-images.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/nhKWMpNR/post-images.jpg

_ you can select what type of link you want
https://i.postimg.cc/SsbjdLgN/post-imag ... ilable.jpg

Finally all links are available for you to copy
https://i.postimg.cc/9zHh51qr/post-imag ... ilable.jpg
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Re: Where to host files to be available for download?

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Dear Doc.AElstein, thank you very much.

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Yous welcome... ( By the way: My old accout Doc.AElstein does not work anymore.
I am using this account, DocAElstein now )
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