Storing files on the Internet today has become much more reliable than on a home computer. Just one serious virus on your PC, and all vacation videos, photos, unfinished documents, important scans, memoirs and other expensive files will be destroyed. To avoid this risk, files, in addition to being stored on a computer, must be duplicated and stored on the Internet.
Yandex. Disk is a cloud service in which you can store any of your data and share it with other users on the Internet at will. Unfortunately, storage is limited to just ten gigabytes. Fulfilling additional conditions, you can expand the limit by about 8 gigabytes.
If you have mail on yandex, then in order to start using the cloud, you just need to enter your username and password on the site, then select "My disk" in the menu on the top right. You can create any number of folders inside the service, share them, or separate files. It is possible to view pictures uploaded there, listen to music and view any video.
The Yandex. Disk service has a client for the Windows, Mac, and Android operating systems. After installing, for example, a client on Windows, you can right-click on any file, then select "Copy Public Link" and send this link to anyone. The client allows you to synchronize files on your hard drive with the cloud, which in some cases is extremely convenient. All this is provided completely free of charge and unlimited. Disk space can be expanded for money: for 30 rubles a month, Yandex sells 10 gigabytes of free space, for 150 rubles - 100 gigabytes, and for 900 rubles a month - 1 terabyte.
Cloud @ Mail
Cloud @ Mail is another cloud service from the Mail company. Here the user is provided with 100 gigabytes for free. To use the service, it is enough to have a mail registered on mail.ru. The size of the cloud cannot be expanded, although some lucky ones have the clouds received by the action, with a volume of 1 terabyte.
This service has slightly fewer functions, there is also a client for various operating systems, the ability to synchronize. You can create folders, but you can no longer listen to files. Perhaps later this function will still be added. You can view photos, work with Ms Word documents. If you have an impressive amount of data that needs to be backed up, use the storage from Mail, or register two or three mails if 100 gigabytes is not enough.
Google Drive is a cloud service from the well-known Google search engine. As in the case of Mail and Yandex, if you have mail on google, then access to the cloud service is a couple of clicks away. It is enough to log in to the site, then click on the icon in the form of several squares and select "Drive" in the drop-down list. Google provides only 15 gigabytes of free space, but do not rush to jump to conclusions, because the service from this company is the most multifunctional, and for those who need additional space, for $ 2 a month you can buy 100 gigabytes, for $ 10 a month - 1 terabyte …
In Google Drive, you can create tables, presentations, Word documents, forms, pictures. Among other things, anyone can connect a variety of free applications to the disk and use them to edit video, sound, text and much more. For site builders, it will not be superfluous to find out that through some manipulations, you can create storage for the site directly in the Google Drive cloud. Reliability, versatility, high speed, as well as a downloadable client for a huge number of platforms - all this is Google Drive. If, in addition to backing up your data, you also want to work with them, then choose this particular file storage.