I could use some help with something, if anyone knows. I unsubscribed/deleted my Imageshack account a while ago (and downloaded all of my image files that remained) after they had issues with the site and many of my images were lost. The missing images were also replaced on different sites with markers that had advertising, so I felt that wasn't good enough when I was a paying subscriber.
I took care to download my images with the original filenames they had on Imageshack so I could more easily change them on Elliquiy, however now I'm not certain how best to approach things. I could just upload these into a folder on my hosting account and replace the links, but this wouldn't offer any security against people seeing what images I have (opening the folder - though I believe there are ways to block it) or them being cached by search engines (which I don't want).
This leaves me the option of just putting a robots.txt file in the folders where I have them or creating a secure site where I have greater privacy for my images. I've used PHP Fusion before and I'm thinking of doing that, but it's a lot of work to just upload some images. I guess what I'm wondering is if there are any simplified approaches/better approaches to doing this that anyone has an idea about?
Optionally, are there any other services like Imageshack that are free (or almost free) and not laced with advertising like Photobucket now is?