Nowadays, there are several websites which provide a facility to backup your data remotely for free just like a cloud host for your file, but the question is whether they are secure, reliable and can provide faster backup. No worry as we recommend some popular websites, which provide online data backup services. They are more secure, reliable and Free of course.
Windows Live Sky Drive
Windows Live Sky drive is the most popular cloud based data backup service provided by Microsoft. It offers upto 25GB free storage space to all its users. It allows the users to store their documents, presentations, pictures and videos. Windows Live Sky Drive provides a unique web link to each folder so that you can mail that link to anyone you wish to.
The files and folders can be accessed from any web connected device like a Home PC or a Smartphone. You can avail this feature by creating an account in Windows Live Sky Drive.
Did you read my Article on How to Get 25GB Storage for Free on SkyDrive?
Google Drive is the latest entrant in this field and we must say that Google Drive is one competitor that is here to stay in Online data backup an storage services. Google Drive comes with a 5GB of online storage for free and paid afterwards. The premium storage is quite cost-effective and should encourage the users to go for it.
In fact, Google Docs now redirects to Google Drive as all those Google users who have already applied for Google Drive service have got their Docs section, transformed into Drive section. All their existing Google documents are now stored in Google Drive.
Drop Box is another popular web service that has been in the business of online data storage and backup for quite some time now. It also provides free remote data backups for users up to 2GB [Up to 18 GB if you refer new users to Dropbox, 500 MB extra per referral] and it also provides file syncing between your PC, Mac or Mobile. With the arrival of Google Drive, they are surely going to have to bump up their free storage quota up to 5GB.
IDrive Classic is another web services that provides online backup solutions to end users. It offers 5 GB of free online storage space for the users to keep their data backups safe. You can also share the data to your friends and family via easy sharing methods. You can try this service by visiting the iDrive Classic website.
Humyo is another online storage and backup service, tough less popular compared to its BIG rivals. It provides 10 GB of free storage space for its users. Humyo divides the storage space into two partitions each of 5GB; one partition is for storing media files like pictures, music, videos and another partition for storing files of non-media types such as documents. To avail their services, visit Humyo website.
Binfire also provides fast and secure online data backup facility. It provides 10 GB of free storage space to its users, similar to Humyo. It also provides the feature to create folders and share with their friends and family like Windows Live Sky Drive.
Local Internet Service Providers (ISP)
Many of the United States and United Kingdom internet service providers (ISP) are also providing a facility to have remote data backups, many of them offering free storage up to 2GB, as a part of internet package to their customers. Some of these ISPs have been listed below.
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