Frequently asked questions

What is How do I use it? is a free PDF files hosting service. We store your files on our servers and provide URLs you can access them at. Use the codes we provide to link your file into a webpage or forum post, or on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin...

How much does it cost?

Basic sharing service is and will always be 100% free!
PDF Archive is supported by advertising.

What files will you host for me?

Our service will host any legal file, except adult-rated content. Any files against the law will be deleted and your info will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

What can I do to help?

Link to us from your webpage or profile, and let other people know about our site!

Will PDF-Archive alter the content of my PDF files?

PDF-Archive will never alter the content of your PDF documents. Never. Ever.

How long will you store my files?

Barring any unforeseen event, uploaded files that do not violate our terms of service will be kept forever.

What is the max filesize limit?

The maximum filesize is 2 GB per document.

Do PDF Archive support the PDF/A Standard?

All versions of the PDF/A standard (PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A-3) are supported by PDF Archive.
The PDF/A standard is a version of the PDF format used for long term archiving of PDF documents. As such, encryption, Javascript, audio & video content are disallowed, and all documents must be self contained (no external attachments or dependencies, ie. fonts).