How Good Is The Cloud Service Provided By


Paul Mahony


2019 January 7th at 3:59 is New Zealand’s biggest cloud provider and one that has built up a big reputation over the last few years.

But with so many cloud solutions now available, does this solution offer something that makes it stand out from the crowd?

What Is aims to make cloud file storage as simple as possible and this feeling is strongly promoted by its advertising and website. It is certainly good to see their commitment to delivering a user-friendly platform.

But how does fare with this goal?

Firstly, delivers 24/7 access to date - a bare minimum with cloud storage. It backs this up with a pleasing interface, which enables you to use either a web browser or apps in order to access the cloud storage system. review interface also promises to exceed the speed of other cloud providers, while syncing your files and folders reliably. Features

The key features of are somewhat different to other cloud providers. The likes of Dropbox and Google Drive focus more on utility, whereas is centered around security.

I was particularly pleased that is something of a market leader with regard to Linux, placing emphasis on this rare and almost cult operating system. There are options available for mobile users as well, with both Android and iOS app version of the software made readily available.

Those who like classics will also enjoy the command-line interface that has been included. review mobile has recently included versioning for the first time, providing protection against malware such as ransomware. While the sync-folder model used by the cloud storage system is pretty decent.

Sharing folders or individual files from your browser is also made easy. You can share a link to your contact with "Read Only", "Read & Write" or "Full Access" privileges. Additionally, MEGA allows its PRO users to add expiry date on their files as well as setting password protection.

This is a user-friendly system as well, with the web interface relatively easy to utilize. A dashboard providing various statistics about your account is also a useful feature and one that I thought was pretty cool. Folders are customizable and can be managed fairly comfortably with a drag-and-drop system.

So, that’s the rundown on features. But what could be improved?

Room For Improvement

First of all, the customer support for this site is not the best. While the company does answer email messages rapidly, there are no options available for either live chat or telephone support. This is hardly ideal when you have a burning issue.

There also isn’t a separate view for auditing folders and files you’ve shared, making this process a little fiddly. However, while this would be useful, it's not a major issue.

Speed was average (at least in my experience using the free version). However, free users don't get to use full bandwidth available to MEGA PRO clients. This practice is standard among cloud service companies. MEGA PRO users report no speed issues.

Let's see if their security outshines these humble concerns.

Is Mega Safe?

Firstly of all, features end-to-end encryption.

This is a massive plus point for the site, meaning that not even Mega employees can access your data. Not all cloud providers include end-to-end encryption in their portfolio of features, so this is definitely an advantage has over its competitors. uses AES-128 encryption. This is fine, but the 256-bit is considered to be the gold standard of the encryption. Although it should be noted that neither protocol has been cracked by hackers as of yet, nor is this likely to happen. In addition, 128-bit encryption adds to faster response times and decreases the lag. Therefore, this encryption method caters to the user experience through increased speeds.

I must give credit to this provider for including two-factor authentication though. This is a feature that even some of the largest cloud providers refrain from delivering.

Mega has also recently complied with the EU General Data Protection Regulations, which were implemented in May 2018. This is pretty much requisite but will help protect your privacy while using this service.

Overall, a great showing from in the safety department. You can be quite confident that your data is safe with the company.


There are four separate plans advertised by, and these can be seen in the table below:

Pro Lite Pro I Pro II Pro III
Monthly Price €4.99 ($5.68) €9.99 ($11.36) €19.99 ($22.72) €29.99 ($34.08)
Storage Limit 200GB 1TB 4TB 8TB
Transfer Limit 1TB 2TB 8TB 16TB

Cheaper solutions are certainly available in the cloud storage space, and the storage offered by isn’t exactly extortionate either.

The company does offer discounts when signing up for a yearly plan though. This option is nice to see, as some cloud providers force you to sign up for at least one year when opting for premium accounts.

Overall, there is nothing in the pricing of that should put you off from using their services.


They are a reputable brand
Allows media streaming
End-to-end encryption


Limited customer support Review Summary delivers several strong aspects for any cloud service. I like the fact that end-to-end encryption is utilized, and the pricing structure of the Mega packages is also pretty reasonable. main system is flexible in terms of compatibility with various platforms, and it is very user-friendly. The emphasis on security is also an immensely important addition. While the customer support could be more flexible to make the user experience superb, the price and functionality ratio is pretty impressive.

Overall, is a reputable cloud solution with strong security, decent pricing, and user-friendly interface.

Paul Mahony

Paul joined the Hosting.Review team right from the start as a content writer and marketer. He was the person responsible for establishing a trademark for in-depth web hosting evaluation and superb review articles. Before joining Hosting.Review, Paul was working on various projects as a freelancer. Paul spends his free time reading fantasy books and graphic novels.

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anon picture

2019 August 27th

sometimes they lose files. it still appears in the web interface but it just says temporary error if you try to download it. if you try to download it with megatools then that generic error turns to cant determine download url

Tony picture

2019 July 23rd

Please delete my previous comment, I just found out I was mistaken, I had more some files outside my top folders that I had overlooked for checking the total space I was using. Sorry for the mistake!

Tony picture

2019 July 23rd

I had a Mega Pro plan monthly for about half a year, until I had no more need for it, and didn’t continue to subscribe. I deleted most of my files from Mega and cleared the Rubbish Bin. Now right-clicking my top folders and clicking Info I can see that all my files take less than 7GB space in the cloud altogether, but Mega keeps telling me in the Overall usage page, that I’m using over 19GB. (The free account is limited to 15GB.) I have no transfers or syncs going on. I waited to next day and re-checked, but they still keep telling me I have over 19GB. Now, this surely may be caused by some minor technical problem with updating the server or sth, which the Helpdesk may be able to solve right away… or it may be that Mega is just built to inflate the used disk space, in order to push users to upgrade to Pro. Whatever it is, it’s strange, I don’t like it, and I can’t really recommend the service even though I had no other problems.

Ashley picture

2019 July 18th

I use this app for ALL my photos and files and I was lucky enough to be able to copy my recovery key but my husband wasn’t so lucky and his phone that has his mega logged in was ran over so now he can’t recover his mega account and he’s got pictures of our granddaughter on there. I can understand wanting to be safe but even the government isn’t so encrypted that someone is unable to recover their account. I know this is just their way to force people to pay the subscription for the app and that’s not happening for me.

sorryicant picture

2019 May 27th is effectively owned and operated by the NZ government. The founder of mega says it can’t be trusted to store info. It has an automated front door directly to the NZ intelligence/law enforcement services. I thought you should know that as it may affect your review.


    2019 June 29th

    Well, this is an interesting claim which has to be bacled up by evidence Otherwise, it’s just rubbish!