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I've seen a lot of people using Dropbox and I really like the idea as I have many mobile devices including my iPad. I also currently have web hosting with Bluehost and was wondering if there is a way I can install my own Dropbox equivalent to take advantage of my hosting?

Any ideas?
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Ubuntu One?

Google drive? (if thats still possible)

Live mesh?

I use simple backups...they're a reseller of livedrive, but cause i know the owner i pay 100$ a year for unlimited space and bandwidth, and it gives me a virtual drive that sits with my hard drives...but yeah, thats all I can give you bro.

For free, I'd go with Live Mesh. 5GB free space
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Ubuntu One?

Google drive? (if thats still possible)

Live mesh?

I use simple backups...they're a reseller of livedrive, but cause i know the owner i pay 100$ a year for unlimited space and bandwidth, and it gives me a virtual drive that sits with my hard drives...but yeah, thats all I can give you bro.

For free, I'd go with Live Mesh. 5GB free space
But aren't those all hosts in and of themselves? I'm looking for an interface I can add to my current host to give me dropbox functionality without having to use their storage. This also seems advantageous as I will probably have some sensitive files.
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dropbox uses ssl to transfer files and stores everything encrypted with 256 bit aes...

http://techpp.com/2010/07/05/dropbox...-files-online/
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dropbox uses ssl to transfer files and stores everything encrypted with 256 bit aes...

http://techpp.com/2010/07/05/dropbox...-files-online/
Yeah, I'm not terribly worried about that. Just figure since I'm already paying for hosting, might as well use it...
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Search the app store for FTP, try some things out and see what you like.
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Search the app store for FTP, try some things out and see what you like.
So just use it as FTP hosting? I was hoping there was a way to keep it all synced but it's looking there is a reason dropbox is so popular...
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So just use it as FTP hosting? I was hoping there was a way to keep it all synced but it's looking there is a reason dropbox is so popular...
Something would have to be running on the server to accomplish that. And your web host isn't going to take too kindly to that.
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