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Can i use Dropbox business account as like AWS S3?

Can i use Dropbox business account as like AWS S3?

amadercode
New member | Level 2

I have file storage website where i am using Amazon WebService S3 but it cost really highly! 

 

My requirement:

1. To upload file like .apk .zip etc file type using php sdk through my website admin panel from single hand.

2. user can download that file where i will use php sdk to download that file from dropbox via my website.

 

In advance, There is any optimum solution for me requirement in dropbox or else any where? i have to upload only about 1TB but that data will be downloaded  by user simultaneously from any where.

 

 

Thanks to all in  Dropbox forum. 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Can i use Dropbox business account as like AWS S3?

Mark
Super User II
If you are after large volumes of downloads of data you may find Dropbox does not work - it has limits on shared links but I'm not sure if this includes via the API.

I'm moving this to the API forum to see if they have any official line 🙂

 


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Re: Can i use Dropbox business account as like AWS S3?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

From a technical perspective, this would work, as the API does offer the ability to upload and download files. Also, while there are bandwidth limits on shared links, this doesn't apply to authenticated API calls. For example, to upload and download files, respectively:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-upload

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-download

 

From a policy perspective though, we can't provide any absolute guarantee of your app's compliance based on this hypothetical description, so you should be sure to review all the guidelines and terms before developing an app:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/reference/tos
https://www.dropbox.com/developers/reference/devguide
https://www.dropbox.com/developers/reference/branding

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