Dropbox is a free file back-up service which offers an online-space of 2GiB for basic users (i.e. free version). Dropbox also offers multi-platform desktop clients which makes uploading files even easier.

Not only for backing up important files, you can also use Dropbox for hosting your javascript and css files too. For free!

1. Download and install Dropbox client available at the website. (We will deal with Dropbox on Windows but Linux and Mac clients are also available.)

2. Once installed you can find the Dropbox folder at C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents\My Dropbox\. Navigate to the folder.

3. Within the My Dropbox, there is a folder called Public, by default. Double click and get inside the folder. (There is a file called Top Secret.txt by default.) Now create two folders inside Public by simply right-clicking, going to "New" and creating a new folder. Call these folders as cssfiles and jsfiles. (You can choose anything else.)

4. Now, copy-paste all those css and js files you want to be hosted in Dropbox into cssfiles and jsfiles.

5. Open the Dropbox desktop client by going to Start » All Programs » Dropbox.

6. Notice that there's a Dropbox logo in the tray area of your taskbar which means Dropbox is running in the background. Wait for a few minutes so that Dropbox completes uploading the new documents which you have just added. (You can check whether upload is complete or not — when upload is complete, the logo in the tray area changes and has a tick on it.)

7. Finally navigate to cssfiles (or jsfiles) folder and right-click on any of the files in it. Go to Dropbox » Copy Public Link. And the link is there in your clipboard.

Use the link anywhere you want the files to be accessed. There's no bandwidth limit as of now! The bandwidth limit for free accounts is 10 GiB per day.

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