By the way bitupload.com seems to be a pretty good filehost.
There is not much of statistic for it on their site, but according to wiki it hosts files for 30 days (for guest uploads) and 60 days for registered users. So registration suggested (30 days is a too little, especially for non-popular series).
As for sharesend.com
It more or less decent but they have 100 Mb as max filesize so it's unfit for many HQ-volumes and batch files.
And about BrutalUpload.com
... As I was saying It's very good on almost every part except the two but very important to uploaders.
What's on the bright side for now:
- good download speed;
- very VERY long hosting period - two years
from last download (imho, the most important trait to keep files available);
- after test for uploading and downloading, it connection looks pretty stable;
- no restrictions on bandwidth, traffic, filestorage or filesize;
- no waiting time (neither before nor between downloads);
- no captcha;
- direct access (FAQ says it exist but I didn't try it);
- remote uploading (didn't try also);
- no need to register, no search in their database and upload process encrypted (so files is more or less secure from revealing on that end, I presume).
There are only two drawbacks (I don't consider renaming files as such), but it make this hoster not very convenient for uploaders:
- limited upload speed (something about 50 kilobyte/sec or maybe slightly better);
- you can upload only one file at a time and there is no queue functionality for upload process (or at least I didn't find it) so you have to manually add new file for upload after uploading previous. Well, It can be automatized, I guess, but only through off-site means (additional programs, scripts, etc).
Well, maybe problem with several simultaneously uploading files and uploading speed can be solved through remote uploading from another hosters, but I don't know for sure. Also, maybe it can be done through initiating uploads in several working at the same time browsers (part of browsers, maybe, will have to work through proxies), but anyway all of it would be external methods. As it is BrutalUpload
let you upload only one file at a time and only with limited speed. Well, at least it has stable connection (can be used to upload batch archives and especially big files).