If you haven’t been living under a rock in last 2 days you probably know something big happened in our small filesharing pond – MegaUpload, the world’s 15th biggest website was shut down by FBI and all owners and people affiliated with MegaUpload, MegaVideo and many other services run by the company were arrested. We covered this news in our early blog post. Later, the famous group of hackers Anonymous launchd DDoS attack against FBI, MPAA, RIAA and other antipiracy organizations and the successfully shut down their websites. However the attack lasted just few hours and the sites are becoming slowly accessible again, so this manifestation didn’t really have big impact. The case is still evolving, you can check latest pics of property of Kim Shmitz, owner of MegaUpload, being seized from his villa, including his collection of luxurious cars with words like MAFIA, CEO or HACKER on their number plates.
With MegaUpload down, many people will look for alternatives for this popular filesharing platform. Here’s a list of our tips, including short description. What’s more, many of those hosts allow you to earn some extra revenue by sharing your files – you get a couple of cents for every download, so if you have popular files, you can earn few dollars here and there by sharing various files. Most of these hosts allow upload from FTP and remote servers.
1. FileSonic – the most popular filesharing platform allowing you to earn revenue. The free accounts are limited to download speed around 250 kB/s with few seconds of waiting before the download. You can earn up to $35 for 1000 downloads with its affiliate program or up to $15 for sale of one Premium account.
2. FileServe – second most popular host for sharing your files, popular mostly with American users. Offers stable and fairly fast download speed from US, not so fast for European users. Allows 500 GB of storage for free, if you need more you can get it after purchasing Premium account. As a FileServer partner you can earn up to $25 for 1000 file downloads.
3. FileJungle – relatively new player on the filesharing field with nice interface, detailed stats and various affiliate plans. Uploaders can choose between revenue sharing model, up to $40 per 1000 downloads plan or fixed $10 comission for every sold Premium account. Fast mainly for US users. 30 seconds waiting time before download and storage of 750 GB for free users.
4. FilePost – FilePost is also pretty new service which offers maximum size of 2 GB, fairly fast download speed for all users and 30 days for keeping inactive files. Affiliates can benefit from Mixed plan combining earnings of up to $40 for 1000 downloads and 60% revenue share including rebills.
5. UploadStation – UploadStation also started in 2011 but it never become extremely popular, although it offers nice set of services and features. Nice user interface, upload of files up to 2 GB, 500 GB storage for free registered users and payment of up to $32 for 1000 downloads for uploaders.
6. RapidShare – the legend of filesharing industry, site that started it all. After many legal problems, RapidShare now offers no affiliate program but instead offers the fastest download speeds for free users (no problem to reach 10 MB/s), especially those from Europe, unlimited storage, unlimited maximum filesize and much more.
7. VideoBB – VideoBB is pretty new yet extremely popular video service which is on the good way to replace MegaVideo as #1 online streaming platform. It’s already 375th most popular website in the world according to Alexa and with their 1000 GB of free video storage, nice streaming client and wide set of features they quickly established themselves in online video business. Premium accounts offer faster streaming/download speed, unlimited views, no advertisements and possibility to download the video.
8. MediaFire – also very popular uploading platform for many years, MediaFire offers unlimited file size, unlimited downloads and basically no ads. The sites boasts with impressive 150 million monthly users.