Hosting Sites

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This is a list of links to external sites dealing with creating Mods with the Source Engine.

File Hosting Sites

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There are a wide variety of options that you can utilize to make your custom maps and mods available to the masses. You can upload them to sites dedicated to gaming, get a server to place it in their rotation, or you can host it yourself.

This is a list of sites where you can upload content to.

General hosting

http://www.home4files.co.il
Limit: 500MB/file
No account needed
Upload and download unlimited files for free
Files hosted Forever until user delete it.
http://www.uploadpedia.com
Limit: 100MB/file :No account needed
Upload up to 10 files at once
Upload and download unlimited files for free
http://www.BOXSTr.com 
Limit: 10GB
Premium account offered
Desktop and web uploading
250Mb File Size
10GB Bandwidth
Hotlinking
http://www.sendspace.com 
Limit: 300MB
Premium account offered
File Tracking & Statistics
Files deleted after 9 days with no download
http://www.4shared.com 
Limit: 50MB
Premium account offered
http://www.axifile.com 
Limit: 150MB
FTP capability
http://www.esnips.com/
Limit: 5GB
http://www.fastshare.org 
Limit: 50MB/email webmaster@fastshare.org to host files up to 4GB
http://www.filedropper.com/
Limit: 5GB
Premium account offered, with 50GB.
http://www.filesend.net 
Limit: 120MB
http://www.filevip.com 
Limit: 100MB
http://www.gigeshare.com 
Limit: 2000MB
Expires: 90 days inactive
http://www.keepmyfile.com 
Limit: 60MB
Expires: 40 days inactive
http://www.mediafire.com 
Limit: 100MB
Expires: Never
http://www.ohshare.com 
Limit: 80MB
Expires: 30 days inactive
http://www.quicksharing.com 
Limit: 500MB
Expires: 30 days inactive
http://www.rapidshare.com 
Limit: 100MB
Expires: 90 days inactive
Premium account offered
http://www.savefile.com 
Limit: 60MB
Expires: 30 days inactive
http://www.sendmefile.com 
Limit: 50MB
Expires: 28 days inactive
Premium account offered
http://www.storeandserve.com 
Limit: 100MB
Expires: 30 days inactive
Premium account offered
http://www.turboupload.com 
Limit: 70MB
http://www.ultrashare.net 
Limit: 100MB
Expires: 21 days inactive
Premium account offered
http://www.uploaded.to 
Limit: 250MB
http://www.uploading.com 
Limit: 300MB
Expires: 30 days since upload if there are no downloads
http://www.yousendit.com 
Limit: 1024MB
Expires: 7 days
Premium account offered
http://www.zupload.com 
Limit: 500MB
Expires: 30 days inactive
http://www.badongo.com/
Inactive files expire after 50 days for guests, 90 days for registered members
Bandwidth: 4.8GB/day for guests, 12GB for registered members
Premium account offered
https://bitbucket.org/
Free repository
Private repository for up to 5 team members
No limits
Not recommended for beginners


General gaming hosting

These hosts only host for gaming related content, and not just HL2-based games.

http://www.atomicgamer.com/uploads.php 
Membership required
http://www.filecloud.com 
Membership required
http://www.filefront.com
http://www.fileplanet.com 
Membership required
http://www.fileshack.com 
Files must be moderator approved before made public
http://www.fpsbanana.com 
Membership required
http://www.2manydownloads.com 
Files must be moderator approved before made public
http://www.moddb.com 
Membership required
http://www.tf2maps.net 
TF2-related content only
http://www.s3g.brainnerd.com/ 
Files less than 40mb. Membership required.

HL2 & mods related hosting

These websites are only used for HL2-related files.

http://halflife2.filefront.com/ 
Also hosting files for other Valve games [1], membership required

Image Hosting Sites

This is an incomplete list of websites that offer free image hosting, which may be of use to mod makers and mappers looking to promote their work.

Up to 20MB
Images removed after 800MB, or 10000 views with in the same hour
Up to 3MB
Up to 1.5MB
Up to 3 MB, unlimited storage hosting period, unlimited bandwidth
Up to 13 MB per image, supports jpg, jpeg, gif, bmp, png and psd. No registration, unlimited uploads, hosting period and bandwidth usage.
Must create a Mod profile
1MB for free account, 5MB with paid account
Images never removed unless formaly requested. Up to 250KB

See Also

Video Hosting Sites

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This is an incomplete list of websites that offer free video hosting, which may be of use to modmakers looking to promote their work.

Try searching on Google with the words "video hosting" for more sites (or click this link)