Where do you host your download files?

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Hi, I have a question:

if you set up your sales funnel, what do you do with the download files? I mean, where do you upload them: to your server, or to some external file hostig system?
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Everett
    I host mine on dropbox, you get a link to the download page of each file you upload.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    It all depends on what you want to do, how secure you want your files to be, how large the files are, and how many hoops you want your buyers to jump through in order to get their download.

    There are a ton of varying workable ways to do it and I think most would agree that there is no one best option. Generally, the paid alternatives are more secure and professional in their process and can save you time and effort in setting things up. But really, it depends on what aspects of the process are important to you and you business.

    I would look at Amazon's cloud storage as a reasonable and safe way to store your downloads if you have a lot of files or very large files (like videos). But it's just one alternative among many good ones.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mattj84
    Depending upon the platform you're using for your pages, you can host on your site or with dropbox or something like that. For example, for some landing pages I use a wordpress site and can upload everything straight to the site. I hope that helps and good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author lookielookies
    My download page is on my own hosting server, but since the download files are quit big, I don't want to use up the space on my server.

    I've been looking at Amazon S3, but it's a bit confusing: I don't have any idea what it's going to cost me.
    Can I link to .zip files directly when I upload them to Amazon S3?
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  • Profile picture of the author Antony Micheal
    you can try mega.nz, pcloud, google drive, ... i use all of them
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  • Profile picture of the author nelsonme
    I use Google drive and Dropbox
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    AMZN S3 for me
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  • Profile picture of the author TheKing
    You can host your downloads on your own server and through small code you can block that url access directly from browser, This way it will be only be accessed from your Thankyou refferal page.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidKellog
    If the files are larger than 1MB I save them on a cloud drive (Dropbox...but Amazon S3, Google drive etc. work as well). If they are lower than 1MB I put them directly on my web server.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    amazon aws...

    hands down the best..

    besides hosting my download files, i have all my pics on my aws..

    as you can imagine, it makes my site fast..

    the beauty is, everything i download on my wordpress site gets moved to my aws..

    i use this plugin to do this:
    WP Offload S3 Lite

    best of luck,
    Ike Paz
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