BitDrop - File Hosting with Short URL Link

BitDrop - File Hosting with Short URL Link

Updated to v1.4.2 includes many bug fixes and minor enhancements

BitDrop is a php script that allows you to upload files to your server and provide a short URL link. Files expire after a set amount of time and then become inaccessible. BitDrop editor allows you to manage files so you can see what others are uploading. Highly customizable, select the length and characters of the short URL and file expiration time. You can also easily integrate BitDrop into your existing website by following the help file or using the included example.

View the online demo at
Access the Editor at


  • Easy to install and configure
  • Image previews
  • Password protect files
  • Limit the number of downloads
  • Set global expire time for your files
  • Hotlink protection
  • Easily View and Delete files using the editor (1-page administration)

Quick Start Guide and Tutorial Video

View on YouTube


  • PHP 5.2
  • (1) MySQL 5 Database
  • Apache with mod_rewrite


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Upgrading from 1.4/1.4.1 to 1.4.2

  • [for 1.4 to 1.4.2 only] Modify your existing MySQL database, set “name” field in “details” table to “varchar(255)”
  • Copy your existing file somewhere you can view it later
  • Upload the new v1.4.2 files over your existing files (except the install.php file)
    Note: Only the files, don’t upload the folders as this will overwrite your existing uploads.
  • Modify the new with your old details

Upgrading from 1.2.x/1.3

BitDrop v1.4 is available to all existing users, please note we have moved to MySQL only (for performance and ease of installing), the new database is much different than the existing one so you cannot export/import your existing database over, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Recent Changes

1.4.2 – Mar 20th 2014
  • Minor UI enhancements
  • Added: Mailto link
  • Added: Last access date
  • Added: File sorting options
  • Added: Editor password now unlocks files
  • Fixed: H4 upload message
  • Fixed: $password null warning
  • Fixed: Firefox file type null bug
  • Fixed: URL parse error
  • Additional Bug Fixes
  • Minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes
1.4.1 – Oct 18th 2013
  • Minor enhancements
  • Bug fixes
1.4 – June 17th 2013
  • New design
  • Removed multi-user
  • Added API access
  • Bug fixes
1.3 – May 20th 2013
  • Now multi-­user
  • Mobile view
  • Password protection
  • Live expire time
  • Image previews
  • Re­Share button
  • Bug Fixes