Get 5GB of Free File Hosting at BOXSTr

BoxstrI know there is a lot of online file storage options. But, few have this kind of high numbers while keeping the service free. BOXSTr offers 5GB of free storage plus some significant bandwidth to share files.

Quick facts

  • 5GB of free online storage space
  • 1/2GB of daily bandwidth with rollover bandwidth (reset daily)
  • Upload files upto 250MB
  • Supports numerous file types (they say 99.9% of file types)
  • Create folders with no limits and make them private or public
  • Password protected folders & file tagging are coming soon

I like how they handle batch uploads. You can zip all the files you want into a single zip file and on uploading the zip file, they uncompress and store it in the folder of your choice. I think this helps greatly with the upload time as well and better than manually selecting files. You could choose to store the zip file as is too.

BOXSTr seems to have hit a snag with their old system and completely revamped their site. Their old users don’t get an automatic upgrade instead they can download their files as a zip file and re-upload them into their accounts in the new system. But, this shouldn’t affect you if you are thinking of signing up for an account.

I am going to give this a shot as I would like to keep desensitized stuff online for backup. Looks like a pretty good service overall.

Online storage is a space competed by several players and I would like to find out a few good ones to recommend to my friends as well as use it myself.

Do you use an online solution for storing and sharing files? What do you use and why do you it’s better?

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6 Responses to “Get 5GB of Free File Hosting at BOXSTr”

  1. Roxi October 26, 2007 at 9:23 am #

    At present, I usually prefer Megaupload or Easy-share as file sharing methods.
    BOXSTr seems to be pretty good too. I’ll surely give it a try and let you know.

  2. Forest Parks October 27, 2007 at 3:10 am #

    This service looks great.

    I may sign up for a few accounts and keep a double back up of my old files so I don’t have to have them on my comp anymore.

  3. K October 30, 2007 at 4:35 am #

    @Forest Parks.. that is really a good idea! Losing valuable files & pictures is never fun. With these huge free storage services, there is no reason not to do it. 🙂

  4. Rory Spangler November 4, 2007 at 3:41 am #

    Hey! Thanks for the kind works. This is Rory from BOXSTr is you didn’t pick that up. Was just searching the blogosphere and came across your site.

    Alright, well… I’m a bit vain I wanted to see if anyone posted something about BOXSTr.

    To the point: I hope we really work out for you. We plan to be around for awhile and have some ideas to really revamp digital file storage, we’re just waiting on the investments to do so. It’s my plan to create the best possible solution for you online data, so if you have any suggestions (or complaints!) please just shoot me an email or drop a line at

    Thanks again for the nice review!

    -Rory Spangler

  5. deeperpages July 8, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    Great options, thanks for sharing..:)

  6. John August 2, 2008 at 1:36 pm #

    I suggest you try for file uploads. They have no download limit, so everything is free.