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i am managing Lil bit big online teaching website(nearly 1gb). it was bit pain when we talk about getting backup from the my Host. and my internet speed also dam slow. because of it i am currently use my hotfile premium account Remote upload facility to back up my site. but the problem is these hotfile backup files life time is too short(30 days). i need alternative for this.

my requirements.

  1. ability to upload 1gb file.
  2. Remote upload facility smiler to hotfile.com
  3. long life time for files(3-6 months).
  4. good download speed smiler to hotfile.com
  5. can pay nearly $10 per month

please help me to solve this.


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Amazon S3

did Amazon S3 have Remote upload facility? – Kombuwa Oct 5 '10 at 8:20
If you have shell access to your web service then you can upload files to S3. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 5 '10 at 8:21
you mean to my web server ? – Kombuwa Oct 5 '10 at 8:27
Yes. Many hosting services provide the ability to SSH in to perform basic maintenance tasks. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 5 '10 at 8:28
+1 Amazon S3 is an excellent storage solution. However, you need SSH access to create the script to backup your site to Amazon. – Simone Carletti Oct 5 '10 at 12:02

Use dropbox. The best syncing tool ever. You just register with them, download and install their application. Authorize your computer. Then you'll see a dropbox folder. Just put in all the files in that folder. That's it. Its will be synced. In free account you get 2GB. Files won't be deleted. It will be there for ever (till dropbox exists & it ain't going anywhere soon).
You can host your files (static files, like js, css, images etc) and link it to your site. Now bandwidth limitations. And its super-fast.
For a monthly pay $9.99 you will get 50 GB if you need more space.
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We both will get extra 250 MB using this link. (Hey, I'm not advertising. If you don't like using the referral, its okay. Anyways I recommend dropbox.)


Does your hosting provider not provide backup services?
One solution would be to consider switching hosting provider in the first place.

If you can accept hosting in the USA (if you're not in the USA then perhaps network speed might be a consideration) then take a look at Dreamhost.com. They offer hosting with unlimited storage, and they have automatical backups so you can restore old versions of your hosted files.

our site run on vps. – Kombuwa Oct 5 '10 at 8:19
and they provide backup. but after having few bad experience with algerian hackers and chinese virus attack i will never rely on server backup service. – Kombuwa Oct 5 '10 at 8:24
It's a good thing not to rely on the hosting provider's backups alone. – Pekka 웃 Oct 5 '10 at 14:40

Not really sure what you mean by remote upload, but FileDropper usually serves my humongous omgisthisallyourscienceprojectseriously files pretty reliably.

I assume "remote upload" is referring to the transferring (uploading) of files from one remote server to another, not necessarily from the local machine which I think FileDropper is intended for. – w3dk Oct 6 '10 at 21:04

You can use AutoFileMove to sync files between ftp and dropbox or amazon s3 to backup your website there.


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