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    Question Looking to host large files on shared server

    Hello, I need to find a good (and really cheap!) way to host some large files for a web-connected application that I'm working on. The files will need to be downloaded fairly often, and transfer rate is not critical.

    I have been looking at some of those probably "too good to be true" "unlimited" hosting packages that don't specify any guaranteed transfer rate, and I was wondering if any of these plans actually provided decent hosting for around $20 per month and under.

    Thanks for your help
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    Make sure you closely read the terms of service/acceptable use policies for any host you are considering.

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    remember to what happened to dr**mhost and those customers who BIG disappointed.
    I agree with db09

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    Perhaps you should look into getting a remote storage account instead. Most shared providers won't allow you to host large files if they're not going to appear or be a part of your website and it's usually stated within the TOS or AUP.

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    what do you mean by remote storage account ?
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    Remote backup or remote storage account. Hosting accounts that give you disk space for the sole purpose of file storage.

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    Please could you give me some sites?
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    Hah! Yeah, hit one of those unlimited web hosts up and use the crap out of it. I'm betting you won't stay on there very long though For your first 6 months, you likely wont get any high volume of traffic unless you a gun-ho about promoting your site. You should be fine on a standard shared hosting plan until then.

    Every host in this forum should fit the bid...just keep looking.
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