Whenever you record a video or create an ultimate mixtape, you are quite eager to show it to your family and friends. As per the number of files and size that you have to send, sharing the big files might be an issue. For example, Gmail provides free file sending service. You can send around 25 MB in the emails through Gmail and it will not mention you the fact that big files instantly eat the storage quota space whereas prowling in the sent folder!

If you want to transfer the large files online, then there are “n” number of ways of doing so without getting in the trouble. To make you informed, we have highlighted six ideal ways of sharing large files that are worth the consideration. Take a look.

1. Use VPN
Yes, you heard it right. Using a VPN in order to share big files is an excellent idea which might not be known to most of the people. Virgin Media, an internet service provider makes use of broadband traffic management in order to moderate the upload bandwidth (instead of download). Utilizing VPN is a topmost choice of the ExpressVPN means ISP can’t know the files’ type uploaded by you and hence can’t apply the traffic shaping in your account.

Peer-to-peer is one of the renowned methods of moving huge data amount and it is the content type that is pushed down and flagged the important lines. You can use VPS; however, just keep in mind that utilizing a VPN might slow down the connection.

2. Utilize File Compression
The easiest solution to send big files is using file compression software like 7-Zip (cross-platform program). Particularly, this is handy in case you have various files, as you can easily place everything in a single folder and compress all of them in a go. As the thumb rule, a big file will send fast as compared to the small files that have similar size. For Linux, Mac, and Windows, 7-Zip is available and compress the files to ZIP format efficiently. Many major OS can extract the ZIP files with no need of additional software. In addition, it also helps you in setting a password in order to secure the files and share the files safely. Just keep in mind that uploading the large files could time out.

3. Google Drive
Though, Gmail messages only contain attachments of 25 MB size, when the files are huge Google provides the option of placing the files in the Google Drive and then send a sharing link. The users of Gmail can share the files and folder of 10 GB size. Witnessing that the free tier of Google provides 15 GB online cloud storage, repeatedly you can share the big files free-of-cost (assuming you repeat, rinse and delete). Google permits the users to select whether they want to make a link which could be shared with everyone available or to the one who is available for sending an email via link. The premium plans of this free file sending service begin from $2.15 for the 100 GB storage.

4. Courier Hard drive
The instant way of sending the huge number of large files is not through the net; however, by utilizing a courier and disk drive. Prominent cloud providers, namely Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have the capability of transferring biggest data amount utilizing hard disk. Microsoft charges £60 on the storage handles and this fee is similar to the Import/Export disk of Amazon Web Services. Besides, Googles utilizes third parties. Sending content up to 20TB hard disk drive on the 100Mb might take over 500 hours means about 20 days on the broadband lines, except the last one month and only upload. Just make sure to keep a copy of the files and encrypt hard drive which you will be sending.

5. FTP
File Transfer Protocol might be an old-school function when compared to the cloud services, such as Google Drive and Dropbox; however, it is still the most reliable way of uploading and downloading the files.

All of the Operating Systems (OS) support FTP and numerous add-ons and websites support uploading/downloading within the browser like FireFTP. Mac and Windows users can too utilize the free desktop client of FTP, namely Cyberduck.

The only disadvantage of this is you should have access of remote server (such as hosting service). Most of the companies, such as DriveHQ provides free storage space up to 1 GB and costs could be compared favorably with the cloud service providers.

6. Dropbox
For this online cloud storage service, you need to sign up and files moved in the Dropbox folder could be shared via a web link. A few OS will help you in doing so and others might require login on the website and then click on Share link. To the receiver, whom you are sending the link is not required to have Dropbox. They can download the files from the website directly.