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CDN locations Upload's content delivery network (CDN) serves your files from many locations around the world, ensuring minimal download latency for your users.100100450+450+
Storage Quota for the total size of all files stored in your Upload account.

Note: there is no storage limit when using AWS S3 or DigitalOcean Spaces.
10 GB50 GB300 GB
Bandwidth Download bandwidth only (i.e. file views and file downloads).

Upload bandwidth is unlimited.

Downloads from custom AWS S3 buckets, DigitalOcean Spaces, and HTTP origins will count towards your bandwidth usage, since the traffic will be served via the Upload CDN.
10 GB50 GB300 GB
CPU Monthly quota for file processing.

File processing is an optional feature that can be used to optimize images on-the-fly, generate video thumbnails, and more.

Did you know: Upload permanently caches transformation results, meaning you won't be re-billed for the same transformations each month.
1 Hour5 Hours30 Hours
Images Estimated number of images you can transform (e.g. optimize) per month.

Your CPU quota determines exactly how many images you can transform.

CPU usage for image transformations varies based on input and output formats, dimensions, and processing options.

Estimated figures on this row are based on resizing a 10MB JPEG from 4000×3000 to 800×600, which takes ~600 milliseconds.
Documents Estimated number of document thumbnails you can generate from PDFs per month.

Your CPU quota determines exactly how many thumbnails you can generate.

CPU usage for document thumbnails varies based on document size, output format, dimensions, and processing options.

Estimated figures on this row are based on a 5MB A4 landscape PDF (33 pages) with edge-to-edge graphics, which takes ~300 milliseconds.
Video thumbnails Estimated number of video thumbnails you can generate per month.

Your CPU quota determines exactly how many thumbnails you can generate.

CPU usage for video thumbnails is the time the thumbnail takes to generate or 8 seconds: whichever is longer.

Estimated figures on this row are based on generating a thumbnail from a 1.5GB MP4 video at 1920×1080 (HD), which takes ~5 seconds.
Monthly uploads The maximum number of files you can upload per month.

There are no daily, hourly, per-minute or per-second limits on the number of files you can upload.

Note: uploads via custom S3 buckets will count towards your upload usage.
Max upload size The maximum size of file you can upload.50 MB500 MB100 GB
Monthly downloads There are no monthly, daily, hourly, per-minute or per-second limits on the number of files you can download.
File uploads via JavaScript Add file uploads to your website's forms with Upload.js (our 6KB library) or with Uploader: our beautiful, plug-and-play file upload widget with image cropping.
File uploads via REST API Upload files with our easy-to-consume REST API, which supports both multipart file uploads and basic file uploads.
File storage Upload comes with cloud storage built-in. No complex configuration steps required: all your need is an Upload API key, and you can start uploading files.
File processing Transform and optimize your files in real-time. Upload supports: image resizing, image optimization, image cropping, image watermarking, and more.
File hosting Serve your files via our worldwide CDN, which caches your files at hundreds of locations across 47 countries, ensuring ultra-fast downloads for your users.
Reverse proxy support Use Upload to process, transform, and serve your existing files without moving them away from your servers.
Rules engine Upload's rules engine allows you to flexibly govern how files are uploaded to your account.
Rate limiting You can rate-limit uploads using custom dimensions and frequencies. For example: "100 uploads per day per IP" or "5 video uploads per hour per user"
Traffic limiting You can limit upload traffic using custom dimensions and frequencies. For example: "1 GB per day per IP" or "100 MB of images per hour per user"
File size limiting File size limits can be configured using complex predicates and are enforced on ingress.
TTLs / Expiring links You can expire files after a period of time has elapsed, and even redirect users to alternative URLs after your files expire.
IP Blacklisting You can reject upload attempts based on any number of dimensions, including the source IP address.
Usage monitoring Monitor your storage, processing & bandwidth usage over time using our beautiful dashboards.
SSL (HTTPS) All uploads, downloads and file transformations run over HTTPS, keeping you and your users safe.
Upload.js Upload.js is our easy-to-use JavaScript file upload library: it uploads files directly to your Upload account.
Lightweight (6KB)
Adaptive chunking Upload.js performs multipart file uploads to increase reliability over unstable networks.
Cancellable uploads Upload.js provides a simple method to cancel any in-progress upload - no need to deal with streams or race conditions.
Progress reporting Upload.js provides a simple callback for tracking a file's upload progress. Progress events are automatically smoothed using an exponential moving average (EMA).
Upload API The Upload API is our REST API, designed for adding file upload functionality to backend, desktop & mobile applications.
Simple REST API The Upload API follows RESTful design principles, benefiting you with predictable, resource-oriented URLs and standard HTTP verbs and response codes.
Low-latency RTT The Upload API's average request round trip time (RTT) is 65ms.
Standards-compliant The Upload API follows industry-leading RESTful design best practices and complies with OpenAPI Specification Version 3, making it easy to generate tools & libraries for any language.
Upload CDN Use the Upload CDN to transform files hosted on your own websites and servers.
Perma-Cache The Upload CDN uses an L1 and L2 cache: our L1 cache temporarily stores your files at locations closest to your users, while our L2 cache stores transformed & optimized files permanently to disk, ensuring sub-second subsequent requests, forever.
Image processing Resize, convert & crop images in real-time using Upload's ultra-fast image processing pipelines.
Image optimization Optimize images on your website in real-time to improve page load times.
DDoS protection The Upload CDN protects your assets from DDoS attacks through our advanced web application firewall (WAF).
Simple documentation Our documentation is clear and concise: we promise not to waste your time.
Support via email Friendly and professional support with our expert team, via email.
Public uploads Upload supports public file uploads, allowing you to upload files using your public API key, without requiring any server-side code.
Public downloads Upload supports public file downloads, allowing you to download your uploaded files using publicly-accessible URLs, with path names of your choosing.
Private uploads Upload supports private file uploads, allowing you to authenticate & authorize your file uploads using JWTs together with your application's own security layer.
Private downloads Upload supports private file downloads, allowing you to authenticate & authorize your file downloads using JWTs together with your application's own security layer.
AWS S3 Use your own AWS S3 bucket as your account's primary storage. You may configure as many AWS S3 buckets in your account as you like.

Note: there is no storage limit when using AWS S3 buckets. Bandwidth and upload quotas still apply.
DigitalOcean Spaces Use your own DigitalOcean Space as your account's primary storage. You may configure as many DigitalOcean Spaces in your account as you like.

Note: there is no storage limit when using DigitalOcean Spaces. Bandwidth and upload quotas still apply.
Custom CNAME Make Upload your own by using a custom CNAME: your users will never know we're here.
Support via Slack Have in-depth discussions with our developers & support staff via Slack.
Enterprise support Enterprise support with our expert team via email, Slack, or Zoom.
Upload acceleration Upload acceleration works by routing file uploads through a globally distributed Content Ingestion Network (CIN) to minimize network latency and congestion.
Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers.


Upload supports all major credit cards (including Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, UnionPay, and Mada) and PayPal.

To pay for your subscription: please login to the Upload Dashboard and navigate to the Billing page.

All payments are handled safely and securely via Paddle: our online payments processor.

Yes, we send monthly receipts which can be converted into tax invoices by adding your company's tax details to the online receipt itself. Once added, all future receipts will be sent as tax invoices.

Upload does not currently offer yearly billing or discounts.

Upload uses Paddle to securely process all payments.

Paddle uses a merchant of record (MoR) model to provide an all-in-one payments, billing, and sales tax solution for software businesses.

As such, your tax invoices will be addressed from " Market Ltd" or " Inc" instead of "Upload Ltd": this is because Paddle remits sales tax on behalf of Upload.


We will email you once 80% of your account's quotas have been consumed.

We will email you again once 100% of your account's quotas have been consumed: if this happens then your downloads and/or uploads will return '429: Too Many Requests'.

Your current usage is displayed in the Upload Dashboard under the Monitoring page.

Please contact support for quota increases: we will respond as soon as we receive your message.

There are no daily limits.

The only limits are your plan's monthly limits.

You can upgrade your account at any time via the Billing page.

Yes, you can cancel or change your plan at any time.

To cancel or downgrade your plan, please refer to the Billing page in the Upload Dashboard.

Your files will be deleted from our servers after you cancel your account.

You can export all of your files before cancelling via the Upload Dashboard.


When you upload files using Upload.js, Uploader, or the Upload API, your files will be stored in one of Upload's internal AWS S3 buckets by default.

Alternatively, you can choose to store your files in a custom AWS S3 bucket or a DigitalOcean Space.

You can also configure Upload as a reverse-proxy/CDN to process images, videos, and audio files from external HTTP URLs, without having to move them away from your existing storage service.

Yes: Upload provides API endpoints for listing and downloading files, making it easy to programmatically export your files at any time.

Yes: Upload supports file uploads from mobile devices.

Upload provides a smooth experience to mobile users through its fault-tolerant file upload protocol. This protocol uses an internal mechanism of file chunking, parallel chunk uploads and automatic retries to ensure that when network connectivity issues occur, uploads are resumed from where they left off after connectivity is restored.

This happens automatically and by default when you use Upload.js.

Yes, we can definitely help.

Upload is limitless in its capacity: many of our customers serve TBs of traffic on a daily basis.

If you would like to discuss custom pricing for your business, please contact sales.