How to Upload PDF Files to the Internet

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Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, upload pictures to the Internet each and every day, but uploading PDF files to the Internet is something the average blogger, social media user and website owner finds hard to do. However, with the right Web service, the average Internet user can upload his PDF files and link to them just as if they were picture files.

Upload Through a Hosting Site

Step 1

Locate the file manager section of your hosting service.

Step 2

Choose the folder you want to save your PDF file in, and then click upload. Select your PDF file from you computer's hard drive and click "OK" or "Upload" again to begin the uploading process.

Step 3

Record the link of the file so that you can point to your PDF in emails, blog posts or other Web content. The link, in most cases, will be in accordance with the location of your file. So if you uploaded your PDF file to your "Private" folder under the domain "," the link would be

Upload Through Google

Step 1

Go to Google's homepage and sign up for a Google Docs account.

Step 2

At the Google Docs website, select "Upload" from the upper left hand corner, which will take you to the "Upload Files" page.

Step 3

Press "Select files to upload," and then select the PDF you wish to upload to the Internet. If wish to make your PDF editable online, select the "Convert" box, and then click "Star upload." Converting your file, however, will take an exceedingly long period of time.

Step 4

Once your file has been uploaded, right-click on the link with your files name, select "Copy link location," and record the link address. This is the link you can use in other internet documents in which you wish to share your PDF.