What is hot linking?
Hot linking means, directly embedding or linking to a resource on another server, such as an image or video, so that it appears to be part of the linking website. When you get an HTML code from an image hosting site or video hosting site and you paste it on your posts, the image or video appears instead of that code. This is called embedding. To embed an image, flash file, video etc. you must get separate URLs for your files and getting these unique URLs in other words is called hot linking.
Where to upload your files so to get hot linking?
There are many free file hosting services like,
- Google Sites [Best for Small Storage]
- Sigmirror.com [Best For Large Storage]
- Boxstr.com [Best For Large Storage]
You can host your files at Google sites by simply setting up an account plus you can create your own personal website using site.Google.com. Unfortunately the storage capacity is as little as 100MB. But Google Sites dominate all other services when it comes to upload and downloading speed. I just love it and rate it 10 out of 10 for keeping your files safe forever.
- You Receive:
- 5GB of space
- Max file size 10mb
- 7GB of Daily bandwidth!
- Hotlinking allowed on all files (no more download timers!)
- No Image Watermarks
- Many file formats permitted
- Illegal/Pornographic content not allowed
Important: I wont guarantee its security. Your files can not be 100% secured!
Boxstr.com is a good website with a user friendly interface and some unique features like a User Dashboard.
Some of its features are,
- Storage Capacity: 5.0 GB
- Max Upload per File: 1.0 GB
- Daily Bandwidth: 1.0 GB
You can see above that you can upload a file as larger as 1GB!, which no other hosting service offers!
Here is a screenshot of Boxstr.com dashboard,
Important: I wont guarantee its security. Your files can not be 100% secured! Your files can get deleted during site maintenance.
There is another website by the name of hotlinkfiles.com
Please do never set up an account with them. They are just frauds with a stupid and highly un-trusted service. I lost 155 files by setting an account with them. I have emailed them several times but I am receiving no reply. I was simply too frustrated the day I lost my precious files. So I repeat do not …do not….do not set up and account and do not be fooled by a fraud website like hotlinkfiles.com
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