If you are like me and have tons of files on your computer and you are gradually running out of space, then you have probably looked into storing your files into the “cloud”. I spent a considerable amount of time searching around to find which was the most effective but cost effective solution for storing my files.
Obviously their are sites like DropBox however they do have a fairly short limit on the amount of files you can upload (I have over 50GB!). So that would mean upgrading to a paid option, I wouldn’t moind but they do not have any good offers or coupons that can be used, so you are stuck paying the full price.
I took a look around and found some other sites such as rapid share and box, again their were very little coupons and deals available for these. Whilst you can get a free account on these sites they will limit the space you get and also the upload/download speed. This can make it pretty painful to store your files with ease.
After counterless hours of searching I found one site that was very reasonable, and also allowed me to share a link to my backup files (I put them into a .zip file btw) if I wanted to share them with someone else, such as my husband.
The site I used is called Uploaded.net. You can sign up for free to try it out first, but I recommend upgrading to a paid account as it makes everything easier. Best part is their are some great coupons you can use to get money off.
Here is a quick and easy way to do it:
- Coupon Gem offer some great uploaded coupons, check it out first.
- Go to Uploaded.net and sign up.
- Use the coupon on the paid upgrade page.
- I was able to get 48 hours completely free!
- Put your files into one big .zip file or separate them into separate .zip files.
- Simply upload and wait.
It really is that easy to get your files backed up. What I liked about Uploaded is the interface is really simple and they upload speeds were much better on these sites compared to some of the others.