Free hosting for testing games?

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Post » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:04 am

Used to be we could export a C2 project to dropbox or google drive to preview it. None of these solutions seem to be working anymore. Anybody know of any alternatives (short of buying hosting just to test your game)?
Don't lose your work. Backup your game with Dropbox.
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Post » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:00 am

Didn't know Dropbox wasn't working.
Uploading to itch.io, clay.io, as well as gamejolt are all fairly simple, and free.
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Post » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:20 am

@newt it's now that dropbox doesn't work new accounts don't have a public folder option anymore
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Post » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:23 am

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Post » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:27 am

http://www.000webhost.com/ is a free host and they do a pretty good job at it, only thing is that they do popups, but they don't spam them and it's tolerable
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Post » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:38 am

@newt

Gave google drive a try a while back, but I couldn't get it working either. Dropbox used to work great, but now, not so much.

@IndieKiwi

Thanks for the link.
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Post » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:51 am

altervista.org has been rather impressive so far for me. Completely free hosting without any strings attached - no banners, no pop-ups, and the top altervista bar can be turned off as well in the control panel.

I've been with these Italian guys for three months now, and no complaints - it feels more like a paid hosting service than a free one.
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Post » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:30 pm

It's not that new Dropbox users can't have public folders, it's that they're not enabled by default.
Dropbox: "New Dropbox accounts created after October 4, 2012 no longer include an automatically enabled Public folder..."

@TiAm What's wrong with Dropbox?

EDIT: Apparently only Pro and Business users can enable public folders, never mind.
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Post » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:05 pm

I guess $9.99 a month isn't bad for dropbox, but I don't need 1TB of space. Wish they had something like a 'Pro Lite' plan for $2-3 a month with less storage, but all the features. Kind of like how google drive has 100gb for $1.99 a month.
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Post » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:45 am

You said you used dropbox before, old accounts can still enable and use the public folder.

Also, if you're willing to spend $9.99 a month just to test games, you can get a basic hosting package with a domain for cheaper.
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