What are the Best File Storage Services?


This article was updated in April 2023.


Today, communications are mostly shared through files, documents, photos, videos, and the like. Reliable, simple, and effective tools are a must for trips and meetings.

As you know, PlanetHoster’s solutions are designed to offer you high performance, increased security, and top-quality around-the-clock technical support.

How does a quality web host save data?

SSD hard drive - Web Hosting - PlanetHoster
100% SSD hard drive for PlanetHoster web hosting services. A quality web host

At PlanetHoster, our storage systems are equipped with 100% SSD hard drives to deliver quality web hosting services. Data are dispersed using multiple RAID 10 fragmentation. So, when you upload 1 GB of data, our systems require around 2 GB of space to store it. Then, to effectively protect your data, we perform daily backups to a second physical data centre. This second replication point is equipped with RAID 6 and RAID 10 storage disks.

PlanetHoster - RAID10 - RAID6
PlanetHoster – RAID10 – RAID6

In short, PlanetHoster uses around 4 to 5 GB of infrastructure space for a 1 GB client. This means that if a file is of relatively low importance, a low-cost storage solution is preferable.

The hard drives used for storage services are less powerful but have ample space. They also don’t need multi-layered RAID protection or remote backups, and no resources are required for complementary services such as Web Server (httpd), SQL (MySQL, PostSQL, etc.), and E-Mail (Exim, etc.).

Network latency constraints are more flexible. In contrast to traditional websites that require low latency for, let’s say, their SEO strategies, the data stored by PlanetHoster do not need to be kept easily accessible for visitors.

Looking at the results, costs are 75% to 90% lower than traditional high-performance web hosting.

What are the Low-Cost File Storage Tools?

We have selected for you attractive cloud storage solutions that may be of interest to you.

PlanetHoster’s N0C Storage

Due to high customer demand, PlanetHoster has been working on its own storage solution for a long time. Finally, these efforts have paid off: N0C Storage is born and has been rolled out to all N0C users!

In fact, N0C Storage is a low-cost storage solution that allows you to manage hosting files and massive file storage from the web interface.

The new N0C Storage interface is accessible through the N0C File Manager — an easy-to-learn, ergonomic file browser. The file manager also provides access to Local, the name given to the interface used for local storage of hosting files (which already existed).

PlanetHoster’s solution features data protection using advanced encryption algorithms, a feature we are using elsewhere. Clients using the HybridCloud dedicated server get their server replicated free of charge on PHBackup, an internal PlanetHoster storage infrastructure.

If you would like more information on N0C Storage, we encourage you to read the File Manager article from the N0C knowledge base and to listen this video (available in French):

Google Drive – 15 GB free

Compatible with cPanel/WHM remote backups for VPS and HybridCloud clients.

Mega – 50 GB free (Formerly MegaUpload – A Quick Video for a Trip Down Memory Lane)

Amazon S3

Compatible with cPanel/WHM remote backups for VPS and HybridCloud clients.

Dropbox – 2 GB Free

OneDrive – 5 GB free

Personal online storage space.

iCloud – 5 GB free

iCloud is Apple’s service that securely stores your photos, files, notes, passwords and other data in the cloud and automatically updates them on all your devices. iCloud also makes it easy to share photos, files, notes and more with friends and family. You can also back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using iCloud.


Decentralised storage. You can even make money by renting your available disk space.

If you have comments or suggestions, please share them with us below.

Blackblaze – 10 GB free


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