MediaFire’s Position in the Cloud Storage Market

Recently there has been extensive media coverage of the United States Government’s shut down of which has drawn attention to the entire cloud storage market as a whole. While I can’t speak to the allegations against MegaUpload, I’d like to just take this opportunity to clarify some misconceptions about MediaFire that I’ve seen recently.

MediaFire offers a free, secure, and unlimited cloud storage service for users to upload and share data with their customers, colleagues, friends, and family. MediaFire’s Professional and Business plans offer uploaders additional functionality like company branding tools, analytics tools, and multi-seat employee accounts.

MediaFire’s premium services are based on a user’s ability to upload data and pay to distribute it. This storage and sharing model is similar to Akamai, Amazon S3, YouSendIt, etc. MediaFire has no caps or restrictions for downloading data and each upload is limited to a maximum size of 200MB for non-premium users.

Most importantly, people choose MediaFire because it offers high quality services that are simple to use and extremely powerful. We incorporate the latest HTML5 technologies, the most advanced user interfaces, and are constantly expanding our services with features requested by businesses and professionals. In Q2 2012, MediaFire will redefine how people access and manage their data and how they interact with the cloud by releasing long-in-development desktop and mobile applications that solve problems Microsoft, Dropbox, and Box fail to address.

A little more about MediaFire:

MediaFire was founded in 2006 and is based near Houston, Texas. MediaFire is used by people at 86% of Fortune 500 companies and is currently ranked in the top 100 websites globally by Amazon’s Alexa and Google/DoubleClick’s Ad Planner services.

Thanks again everyone, especially to our fans who we’ve heard loud and clear evangelizing the benefits of our service. It’s easy for us to get caught up in building our technology and services and we haven’t spent enough time espousing our own benefits and differentiators. The cloud is an incredibly convenient and powerful tool for many professionals, businesses and individuals. At MediaFire, we are committed to continuing to innovate on this technology and provide it to our users in new, simple, ethical and cost effective ways.

Tom Langridge – Co-Founder, Corporate Communications


  1. Christian on January 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    You mentioned dropbox. I use dropbox but if Mediafire can really deliver something better with unlimited storage, WOOT! However then I might have a problem with file size limits.. maybe.

    An auto solution to backup my… EVERYTHING to the mediafire cloud would be awesome.

  2. Will on January 23, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Keep up your wonderful service.

  3. GirlaPH on January 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Awesome news! Thanks for the greatest update, and keep this website alive! Hopefully we might see the backup files on here.

  4. USB500 on January 24, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Well, it’s somehow good to hear this coming from you. Keep up the effort, MediaFire.

  5. Sheldon on January 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Congratulations for a wonderful service!
    Eagerly await to ios and Android application, as well as software that works seamlessly with Windows

  6. binh2010 on January 25, 2012 at 6:05 am

    I love Mediafire

  7. Bryan Carter on January 26, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Love the sound of a MediaFire Desktop Application.
    Want to hear more…

  8. Gabe A on January 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I believe this is an honest and well-written article. Keep MediaFire transparent and ethical in business practices, as well as free, fast, fun, and friendly for all users.

    I’ve always used MediaFire over the competition because it clearly espouses a much cleaner and more streamlined set of operating principles. Needless to say, there is no room in this philosophy for racketeering, arbitrary pseudo-limitations, offensive ads, or pro-piracy financing initiatives as are found in the many “file sharing” sites currently under fire from the US government.

    I applaud you and wish you success well into 2012.

    Gabe A

  9. Felipe Gomez on February 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I thought it important to clarify these points, I signed my premium these days and I confess I was somewhat afraid of the site be closed because of that everything that is happening, I use a backup service for handling small volumes of files, and despite some brief gaps in upload (sometimes not all files are loaded as it should be) I liked a lot. Thanks for the transparency!

  10. Rossie Hanchett on March 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    You make several valid points, needless to say, but I wouldn’t say I’m one-hundred percent with you. Nonetheless, I truly do appreciate your thought processes and appreciate the fact that other folks have very much the same worries. Many thanks.

  11. Ninad on March 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I just did not read the article :p

    Caz I already know that Mediafire is number 1 !! least in the environment i work within 😉
    It is simply the best 🙂

  12. Jake Bernstein on April 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Simply NO 1, by FAR. Mediafire has totally changed the way I work, and in hindsight, don’t know how I ever managed about it. You are lightyears ahead of your competitors.

  13. on July 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

    This is a great service always the best. keep improving… all the best