Hi. I have problem in storing files on Dropbox because Dropbox is blocked in China. I used it to store my important files all the time. I need to access my files and store new files on it while traveling in China. Please help!
Dropbox is Blocked in China?
Dropbox is a useful file hosting service. You can store your photos, docs, videos, and other files on it and access them any time you want. Once you upload important files on it, there is no need to worry if you deleted important files on the computer by accident because you still have one copy on cloud. It also helps you save space on desktop and mobile device. For example, you love shooting videos and photos and have lots of works. With time goes by, they are huge and occupy lots of space on your memory card and device. Luckily, you can upload them to the cloud. It is a safe and convenient way to store your files online. However, Dropbox is blocked by the Great Firewall of China. You need a VPN to unblock it.
Why Dropbox is Blocked in China?
As we all know, many western websites and services are blocked in China. The Internet censorship in China is very strict. They built golden shied to prevent users in China to access the content that they think are not good to their development. Dropbox is one of the blocked internet services in China. Not like Facebook and YouTube, the reason why Dropbox is blocked is not because it can trigger the social misbehavior among the Chinese society. In fact, they block this application in order to promote the local Internet cloud and allow it hold a good position in the market. That has given the local internet company a chance to spread in the domestic market because the people have only these local websites and application to use. This is one of the strongest reasons why China is not allowing all the critical applications to run on the internet.
With the strict Internet censorship and powerful golden shield of China, Dropbox which is known as your personal internet cloud cannot be used with the help of the Chinese ISPs while you are located in China. It seems that you have to require to either get out of the Chinese border or to avail the services of the different servers that are belonged to a place near but not in China. However, is this possible? Yes, it is possible. You need a VPN to make it possible. VPN is short for Virtual private network. It connects you with the outside servers secretly. Continue Reading