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#285103 - 07/24/17 02:48 PM Third-Party Hosting
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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For years I used Photobucket for things like inserting images in forum posts. I can't do that anymore unless I pay them $40 a month. Asking customers to pay for a service is reasonable; the price they're asking is not.

Can anyone recommend an image hosting service that allows third-party hosting for a reasonable price like $5 a month?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285105 - 07/24/17 04:05 PM Re: Third-Party Hosting [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
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Many internet service providers offer (or USED to) a free personal website for each account. They don't give you a ton of disk space, but if you trim your photos down to a reasonable size for internet posts (not full size as they come out of your camera) then you can put a lot of them up on your personal website. I never used the personal websites that my ISP's have provided, so I don't know how easy they are to use. But if your ISP provides that, and you can figure out how to work it, that would be a free way of hosting your pictures.

These free ISP-hosted websites are not meant for heavy-duty hosting. I think your ISP would get mad if you posted pictures that were getting ten's of thousands of hits per hour. But that shouldn't be the case for pictures on a forum like ETS.

Another alternative might be the third party hosting site postimg.org. I have never used that site, but in a different forum that I frequent someone asked a question just like yours in this post we're reading now, and that website was suggested.

Also, note that maybe forum websites (but not ETS unfortunately) provide a way for you to upload your pictures directly to the forum website in your post, negating the need for a third party hosting service. Look for something in the thread creation dialog box about "uploading" something, rather than "linking" something.

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#285512 - 08/20/17 01:14 AM Re: Third-Party Hosting [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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I'm testing an image hosting service. Let me know if the picture is visible.



Jeanette Isabelle
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#285513 - 08/20/17 01:15 AM Re: Third-Party Hosting [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2744
Loc: USA
Looks good.

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#286205 - 09/14/17 01:16 AM Re: Third-Party Hosting [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
jshannon Offline
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Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 576
Loc: North Texas
Dropbox.com is free.

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