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A file hosting service is an Internet service that stores files for its users. It allows users to upload files that could then be accessed over the internet from a different computer, tablet, smart phone or other networked device, after a password is provided. The files can possibly also be accessed by other users, depending on the service or what the user prefers.[1]

A variation of this is one-click hosting, which allows users to easily upload one or more files from their hard drives (or from a remote location) on to the one-click host's server. Many web services provide free one-click hosting for image files. This gives the file an accessible URL that can be used to identify it on the internet.[2]

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  1. Michael Miller (2001). Special Edition Using the Internet and Web. Que Publishing. p. 346. ISBN 9780789726131 .
  2. "Measurement Based Analysis of One-Click File Hosting Services". Journal of Network and Systems Management (Springer) 20 (2): 276–301. 2012.