File sharing provides software that enables the user to share and distribute digital files and assets. It’s commonly used to transfer multimedia, computer programs or document on P2P networking.
Peer to Peer (P2P) architecture allows access to files on other computers listed on a directory server.
Cloud-based sharing services also known as file hosting, are growing in popularity that allows users to upload large files on a dedicated server. In fact, most cloud-based services grant access through a website or mobile app. Google Docs and Dropbox are some of the most common.
rsync is an older format of sharing files. This process allows the transfer of files directly from machine to machine; syncing the file directly from the source.
Using a file hosting service is the perfect way to collaborate or save personal digital information safely without the use of extra hardware. However, many companies such as Google or Dropbox offer complimentary storage space 15 gigabytes or more.