A client just asked me, so now I’m asking youse:
[We] are looking for a free way to get an ftp site so we can get some huge images sent to us over the Internet. . . . do you have any recommendations? When I do a Google search, of course many options come up, but we thought maybe you’d know of a particularly reliable or reputable service.
What I said:
I don’t know of any free FTP services, but I do use web-based file transfer sites pretty often: yousendit.com, senduit.com, dropload.com. Most of those are good for up to 1 GB for free; you can transfer bigger files for a monthly fee.
You’ve probably got some FTP space included with [your] website hosting package or e-mail account, but check the size and bandwidth limits—it may be too expensive to use for anything other than web stuff.
There’s also a service called BoxCloud that I haven’t tried; I think it’s basically peer-to-peer file sharing.
What do you recommend?
Photo: cp 2533-2, “Pack mule carrying medical and surgical chests (side view). Contributed by San Francisco Hospital Corps, 1902. Selected by Scott.” Posted by staff of the Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health & Medicine. Some rights reserved.