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Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox. Offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder are also accessible via the Dropbox website and mobile apps. We can advise on this service. and can point you to the right package.

Dropbox consists of cloud-based services for user identity and management, data storage, access, and management, and programmatic interfaces (APIs); clients for data access and storage on desktop and mobile operating systems; and web applications for data and service management.

The Dropbox client enables users to drop any file into a designated folder. The file is then automatically uploaded to Dropbox's cloud-based service and made available to any other of the user's computers and devices that also have the Dropbox client installed.  Users may also upload files manually through the Dropbox web application.

The Dropbox client supports synchronization and sharing along with personal storage. It supports revision history, so files deleted from the Dropbox folder may be recovered from any of the synced computers. Dropbox supports multi-user version control, enabling several users to edit and re-post files without overwriting versions.  The version history is by default kept for 30 days, with an unlimited version called "Pack-Rat"

The version history is paired with the use of delta encoding technology. When a file in a user's Dropbox folder is changed, Dropbox only uploads the pieces of the file that are changed when synchronizing, when possible.

Dropbox uses Amazon's S3 storage system to store the files,  though Houston has stated that Dropbox may switch to a different storage provider at some point in the future. SSL transfers for synchronization and stores the data via AES-256 encryption.

Dropbox also provides a technology called LAN sync,  which allows computers on a local area network to securely download files locally from each other instead of always hitting the central servers.

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