With emerging technology, a lot of things have changed in last few decades. Technology has always been proactive thus before the concerns of physical space shortage, security and safety issues of documents and files haunted the business world digital systems took over the whole business working system. With this take over the handling of documents, their storage and sharing all turned digital. When even digital storage failed to store the large data and documents, innovation of “cloud storage” took place. This innovative idea handled free file hosting, file storing and sharing.
A cloud storage service also is known as file hosting service or online file storage provider, is an internet service which is constructed and designed to host the files of its users. This helps users to upload their files in a virtual space on the internet which can be accessed by the user’s phone. It is secured by a password and only those who are aware of the password can access these files. These files can be accessed from any geographical location at any time.
Other facilities that come up with this cloud storage service are:
- CONTENT DISPLAYING HOSTING SERVICE
- VIRTUAL STORAGE
- REMOTE BACKUP
USES OF CLOUD STORAGE
- Personal use
People can use this service for storing and sharing their personal documents, images, videos and any other files. Personal file storage is for storing private files for personal backup and access. Even documents can be shared through this facility through which users can share and collaborate their PDF, Word Processors, and Spreadsheet documents easily.
- Sync and share
File hosting service allows users to sync and share their files by creating special folders on each of their mobiles or computers/laptops. These special folders then synchronize all these systems and the folder seems to be the same for all the systems/devices that are synced together.
- Cost Reduction
These services are not always free. There are various service providers who charge a certain amount for their services but still, these prices are way less than the price that would be paid for a physical space. And there are also certain service providers who give free file hosting.
These cloud services make all work related to documents just a work of few clicks of buttons. From accessing to sharing of documents all can be done through few touches on your mobile screen or few clicks on your computer or laptops.
Through Cloud services, files are never lost forever. Even if devices get damaged or lost the documents are safe and can be accessed from any other device if the password is known as there is always a backup file created for all the files that are being stored.