Hosts that seem to work fine:
- Dropbox: works, but free accounts have bandwidth limits. Over 20G/day will get your account suspended. For small packs (<=50M), or packs that are not downloaded hundreds of times a day, this is a perfectly viable option. In order to convert a Dropbox public share URL to a direct link perform the following alterations to the URL:
- Change the "www" to "dl"
- Change the "dropbox" to "dropboxusercontent"
- Remove any "?dl=0" or "?dl=1" from the end of the URL (including the question mark and anything after it)
- The altered link will look something like this: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/w40eiqhqkvzepkc/Sphax_DatPack_64x.zip
- NextCloud: Free to self-host your own files in an easy to manage way. This option should be considered for advanced users only (not joking here).
- SpiderOak: Free and supposedly unlimited bandwidth. Must use desktop app to share a local folder (DON'T USE YOUR HOME DIR AS IT INCLUDES YOUR LOCAL FOLDER PATH IN THE SHARE LINK), then get the direct link from the website for that shared folder.
- Yandex: They claim to be ulimited bandwidth. Turn on a shared link for a file, follow the new link, use the direct URL used on the download page (Chrome works great for this).
- BackBlaze: Should work. Needs to be tested/verified (as of September 2020)
- Most VPS providers:
Hosts that return an "HTTP/1.1 200 OK" to me but don't work in the platform:
- HostGator: Confirmed to not work by multiple people
Hosts I've been unable to get public direct links for (or don't support direct links):
- Weebly: works with a free account, but has a 10MB file size limit so not practical.
- Google Drive
- MediaFire: MediaFire does not have permanent links for downloads and cannot be used in the Platform.
Very helpful wikipedia page