Free file host list december 2005

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 9, 2005
Updated • Jul 14, 2015

I published a large file host list last month and good lots of positive and some negative feedback concerning the list. The list contained sites that allow users to upload files to web services on the Internet, for instance to access them from other locations or share them with friends or even the public.

A negative aspect was that it only featured a few categories that were not that useful to find a host that suited special needs.

Therefore, I decided to compile a new list with more information available on first glance to help you pick the right file hosting site. Information besides the site name consist of the following parameters.

Reg: Does the site require a registration before you can use their services ? Registration means free registration of course.
Filesize: Is there a maximum size for a single file, in Mb ? No res = no restrictions
Space: How much disks pace is allocated for the user ? If there is no registration the max filesize has been taken as max space allowed. No res = no restrictions
Bandwidth: Are there bandwidth limitations?
Filetypes: Are certain filetypes not allowed to be uploaded?
Hotlinking: Does the site allow hotlinking ?
Expires: Are the files auto-deleted after a time, if yes the number of days are shown. If the number is unknown yes will be shown. Sometimes files only get deleted after inactivity for a certain time, if thats the case a "i" is added to the number. Sometimes file get deleted after a certain number of downloads, if thats the case a "d" is added to the number.

It took me about 6 hours to compile the list, its divided into file hosts with and without registrations and image hosts with and without registrations. If you have additions let me know and I add them in the January list.

Free File Hosts:

Name Filesize Space Bandwidth Filetypes Hotlinking Expires
4Shared 10 100 no res all no 30i
Bigupload 300 300 no res all no 30i
Filefactory 500 500 no res all no 15i
Megashares none none none all no 25i
Rapidshare 100 100 30+ hour all no 30i
Savefile 60 no res no res all no 14i
Sendspace 1200 1200 100000 all no 14i
Uploading 500 500 no res all no 30i
Ultrashare 30 30 no res all no 30i

Free File Hosts with registration:

Name Filesize Space Bandwidth Filetypes Hotlinking Expires
Savefile 60 no res no res all no 14i

Free Image Hosts:

Name Filesize Space Bandwidth Hotlinking Expires
Filehost 5 5 no res yes ?
Imageshack 1 1 100 hour yes no
Tinypic 0,25 0,25 ? yes no

Update: We had to remove the majority of file hosts from the list as most are no longer available on the Internet. I would like to make two suggestions though that have not been on this list before. A great image hosting site is Imgur and a great file hosting site is Mediafire.


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  1. Lok Bahadur Thapa said on December 4, 2011 at 5:44 am

    i used to visit this website always and the tips are helpful and nice…thanks

  2. Zackary Ferrara said on December 3, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I really love this webpage. Wewish we could come here all the time.

  3. Free files said on May 28, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Wow that is a great list of sites to use. Thanks!

  4. Irfan said on March 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Please include my site to your free file hosting list.

    “HyperUpload .com – is a Free “upload & share” service. There are no registration and no fees. There is nothing to install. All you need is a your internet browser and a file you want to upload. Maximum free apace is 1GB. Just select a file, click the “upload” button and your file is hosted. Then send the link to whomever you want to share the file with. FREE file hosting upto 1 Gb. “

  5. Yakov said on February 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

    You forgot
    It offers the following features:
    – You can upload up to 50 files at once (200 MB itch). It’s more than 10GB! it’s absolutely FREE!
    – 1.5 GB Per File (for Premium Account)
    – Upload via FTP!
    – Unlimited Space
    – Unlimited Bandwidth
    – Unlimited Parallel Downloads (for Premium Account)
    – Ability to password protect files
    – File Download Statistic

  6. Komputer - software said on January 22, 2010 at 11:58 am

    i want try img/filehost one of this…

  7. mrdhana said on January 18, 2010 at 7:58 am

    but why these shared file hosting not provide the search features.

  8. erty said on December 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    oo…useful info:)

  9. Gator Image Hosting said on October 11, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Some things never change..

  10. test said on September 22, 2009 at 4:39 am

    focus this issue

  11. test said on September 22, 2009 at 3:59 am


  12. ken said on July 31, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    try It is much functional and easy to use.

  13. jazz said on July 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    you should add
    its very nice and allows 100mb files to be stored without reg without any upper limit

  14. Steven said on March 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    – 1GB size limit
    – 100% free
    – Password protected folders
    – Fast, No limits, No adds!

  15. Dean said on March 20, 2009 at 5:43 pm


    Addition – 25MB allows any file type. Clean site.

  16. Curtis said on January 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I thought google was going to offer free file hosting upton 1gig is that not the case?

  17. Jason said on January 13, 2009 at 1:32 am

    You should add They have both online backup and file sharing.
    Their free accounts start at 5GB.

    They offer 128-bit encryption and scheduled unattended backup operation. They also offer public and private file sharing. Their private sharing allows me to control who can view my shared files. Nice touch.

    Recently, they added ability to transfer files between accounts – backend to backend, no bandwidth copy – amazingly fast – way cool.

  18. englandcuben said on September 7, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    go land letter go

  19. [UNKNOWN NAME] said on June 17, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    If anyone is interested, you can use Google code as a hosting site. It is free, and if you need more space, just make a new project. If you’ve exceded the space allowed for all of your projects, and maxed out the number of projects (and you probably won’t, because you get ten projects at, I think, 100MB each, so that’s 1000MB)), just make a new gmail account with google. You can do that nearly forever, and Google won’t delete anything.

  20. thunder7 said on October 18, 2006 at 11:01 pm

    added this excellent information to Lifehacker.

    I hope this gives you a bit more traffic

  21. James Simon said on August 13, 2006 at 2:38 am

    I personally like since you can upload unlimited 1.5 GB files for free. Its definietly better then rapidshare and megaupload since there is no annoying wait before file downloads and the speed is way better.

  22. xur17 said on May 7, 2006 at 3:32 am

    Free file host:
    -maximum of 10mb file size
    -10gb of transfer
    -limited to: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, txt, exe, zip, rar
    -500mb of space.

  23. xur17 said on May 7, 2006 at 3:31 am

    Free file host:
    -maximum of 10mb file size
    -10gb of transfer
    -limited to: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, txt, exe, zip, rar
    -500mb of space.

  24. kostas21 said on May 2, 2006 at 1:38 am

    i have an account on rapidshare,but the problem is, that rapidhare deletes my uploads because they are porno files.With the use of rapidshare i haven’t paid none cent about 4 months because i have this advantage:”Upload your files in your Premium-Zone, and you will get points for downloads of your files. You can then convert your collected points to free premium-accounts. (Check “Convert points” in your premium-zone.) You can also extend your own premium-account for free. You will get one point per download if the downloader is a free-user AND your file is bigger than 1 MB AND the downloader has generated less than 5 points in the last hour.”
    Do you know if there is another server with this advantage?

  25. Steve Kelber said on May 1, 2006 at 9:03 pm

    share files online without a
    software client

  26. cindy said on March 9, 2006 at 3:55 pm

    what about

    hear that they are new and good!

  27. Arne Evertsson said on February 20, 2006 at 4:48 pm

    And here is the link:

  28. Arne Evertsson said on February 20, 2006 at 4:47 pm
    Reply is a Swedish service for sending files up to 2 GB. It has a nifty upload progress bar (works with IE and Safari). The server is located in Sweden for better performance for locals. is free without registration, and keeps the file for 7 days or until downloaded. There is no restriction on bandwith or file types. Hotlinking is not provided.

  29. g-smooth2k said on February 7, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    great but missing:

    PhotoBucket – Free image Hosting w/ Registration

  30. NAZ said on January 22, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    All free?

  31. Tre_Cool said on January 20, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    great!! thank you very much!

  32. zeba_zombie said on January 11, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    what about

  33. number 2 said on December 14, 2005 at 12:24 am

    fileupyours does have som sort of bandwith limit , i dont know the number exactly but its small , after 1 day of myspace the links no longer work

  34. PrtSc said on December 13, 2005 at 4:57 am

    Here are some I use for images: German–>max 2048 KByte–>jpg, jpeg, gif, png, swf–>No registration.

  35. InFlames said on December 10, 2005 at 11:57 pm

    Very nice list, thank you.

  36. Sean Dough said on December 10, 2005 at 9:50 pm

    Thats a zero, doesnt delete 250kb images only, no reg.

  37. Jee said on December 10, 2005 at 7:05 pm

    Great !

  38. SweetP said on December 10, 2005 at 6:13 pm

    Excellent list, thanks a lot!

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