UsenetServer: 10$ /month, 95.4$ /year (click-here)!
Newshosting : a free newsreader included with all plan (click-here)
-Free copy of the software with all accounts
-No configuration needed. Comes automatically configured with your Newshosting account
-Easy file search (like Google)
-Search by file type (image, audio, video, etc)
-File previews and thumbnails
-Text and binary newsgroup support
-Post to text groups directly
-Auto-unrar and auto-par (after the file is downloaded, the software will do all the work needed to extract the file for flawless playback)
Remember Retention :
Giganews Usenet has of binary retention !!! (more informations)
Astraweb has 1303 days of binary retention !!! (more informations)
Newshosting has days of binary retention !!! (more informations)
UsenetServer has days ! (more informations)
New tutorial to download for free on usenet ! Try NL servers and IPv6, uncensored servers ! (more informations)
Comparative table of global prices and subscriptions of newsgroups servers ! (more informations)
Newsgroup are basicaly discussion servers, like big forums where you can send/receive messages, and share files.
With time, these discussion's storages have been used to upload/download files. Some years ago, ISPs proposed free access to newsgroups, but with the new illegal use of them, most of ISPs decided to close their forums. Some FAI go on with free access, like Free (in France), but they've been legally obliged to close some parts of discussions, the bigger one that proposed illegal files transfer.
Fortunately, some american and european servers propose to you a complete access to newsgroup and excellent data retention time.
But this has a cost (quite low compared to what you can get with and the quality of the servers, speed...)
HowToDo will help you choosing the good server matching with your needs. We inform you on the cost, subscription fees, data retention time, good offers...Each newsgroups server has been tested and we gave them a note compared to some criteria.
Kazaa, Emule and so on.. work on Peer-to-Peer system (P2P). Each user with the same file share a part of this file for another user who wishes to download it. You depend on upload speed of each of this 2 users.
What's upload speed ?
Each ISPs inform you about a speed flow, now between 25 and 100 M (about 1,5 Mo/sec for a 25M connexion). This flow is a download flow (downloading, in the way Server->Your computer). Upload speed flow is not clearly given by ISPs (to send file, way Your computer->server). It's about 100Ko/s now.
Using a P2P network, you'll get a part of a file on a remote computer which has its own upload speed. Let's say it is about 100ko/s. Even if you have a 25M ISP connexion (download speed), so about a 1,5M/s flow, before datas arrive on your computer, the remote computer has to send you these data but he can only send them to 100ko/s ! Therefore, you totaly depend on the remote computer upload speed !
Advantages of Newsgroups ?
People that share file with newsgroups system send files directly on a remote newsgroups server and just once. Then, all users who want to download files have to connect to newsgroup servers.
These servers are very big one with huge upload and download flow speed ! You will be free to use all your download speed when downloading on these server ! For your information, with a theoric 25M download speed, we download about 1,4 Mo per second on american servers, like Giganews.
To sum up :
Advantages of Newsgroups VS Peer2Peer
1. Use of complete download speed of your ISP
2. File quality (you pay for a service, for a server and for datas. 99% of reliability)
3. You don't have anymore to share files to be allowed to download files
4. Download does not depend anymore on sources available, what you see is.. what you will get !
Drawbacks of Newsgroups VS Peer2Peer
1. Data retention : files are not available indefinitely, each server has his own retention time. Anyway, there's no common retention time on P2P network, so that's a quite small drawback !
Now you know more about this wonderfull newsgroups system, but where do you start ?
Just follow website steps : Server, Grabber, Navigation, Repair, Extraction, NZB Files and Post for the most curious people.
We recommand UsenetServer server to start using newsgroup with an exceptionnal yearly offer