Free Long term hosting for a .txt file?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by dougwa, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    I wrote a short story, 1700 words. Where can I upload it so that it can be downloaded for a long time? (so often I get "file not found" for older uploads on free file sharing hosts.) I think I've seen some pretty old files hosted on rghost and they were still "up"... but I hear that server goes down a lot. Google code and pastebin posts seem to last forever but I don't think that's the right answer...
    I don't want to put it on my church's server and I don't want to serve the file from my home pc. I guess I could post the text on my Facebook page, but then only Facebook members can see it, right? OH, maybe I could put it in my Dropbox!
    Any better ideas?
     
  2. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    #2 JFKI, Apr 8, 2017
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    I have a free Zetaboards account ( actually several ) which is a forum which allows attachments, 200k per file.
    Your 1700 word .txt file should be no where near that.
    Anyway, I hotlink to the actual file I want to display.
    It used to work great here but a few months ago Admin made a change to only allow https, so I can do links but can not embed.

    An example is this jewel. :D
    http://b2.ifrm.com/309/115/0/p705187/Old_and_stupid.png

    Or in your case it would be more like
    http://b2.ifrm.com/309/115/0/p705695/TP_Patch.txt

    Edit to add: that board was created Apr 7 2009, 02:46 PM
     
  3. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    I think Dropbox or Onedrive would be best, but if you have Gmail you can email it to yourself and archive it.
     
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  4. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    For images, Photobucket is one of the worst! You will be lucky to get a few months before it gets deleted/disabled...
    I suspect TinyPic is owned by the same one who owns Photobucket...

    For file hosting, I dunno, I wouldn't be surprised if some randomly disable files...

    Be wary of ones with mal-ads!
     
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