Where are my files stored?
It depends on from where you are sending files. Yes, Smash is a big international family. We are French, but also from all over the world!
The files are always stored closest to you. For example, if you are in France, they are stored in Paris, in Germany, they are stored in Frankfurt. If you are in Montreal, your files stay in Canada, in London if you are in the United Kingdom, in Europe if you are in Spain, on the East Coast of the United States if you are in New York, in Ohio if you are in Mexico, in Virginia if you are in South America, etc.
Smash hosts your files on its servers in 9 regions of the world. Obviously, files and data are not duplicated from one region to another. They are only stored on one of our 9 servers.
Thanks to this nearby file storage, always for a determined time and in an ephemeral way, we are able to make Smash's performance possible during loading/downloading times.
Since the storage is only ephemeral, your files are maximum secure and in addition, you contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint. Once downloaded and after living a good life for a limited time on Smash, your files are automatically deleted. And the planet thanks you!