The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free universal access to books, movies, music and more – for research, education and enjoyment.
It was the original Wayback Machine alternative; however it is no longer the only one because now there’s WebArchive which also does “deep” or “full” content crawls or spiders to capture as close to 100% of a website as possible, downloading from HTTP headers and scanning links on pages in accordance with its heuristics so it can learn of new content at any time after originally archiving the site… thus ensuring that everything on site (or nearly all) should be crawlable
Yes, there is.
The Internet Archive History section of the Wikimedia Foundation hosts many archived websites that can be browsed and some allow you to download them as webpages or PDFs. Their coverage is similar to what you would find at the Wayback Machine, but they only go back about half as far in time, so they’re a good resource if you need something from 1921 but not earlier than that. Archives will also vary by website, some are configured differently and may have an overlap of archive reference points so it can be worth checking out both before deciding on one over another.
One major alternative is to use archive.is which also archives at no cost and allows web users to access the webpage in a more streamlined manner. Along with 1-click printing, share, or save an archived page as a PDF file of text it provides document zooming so that you may view articles without scrolling through entire pages of text. Additionally backlinks are given by Archive.is for follow up research and proofreading on different articles contentious subjects from publications like The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, CNN and Yahoo News among others.
Another competitor is Internet Archaeology which operates under Creative Commons copyright license
The best alternatives would be to use another browser cache or internet archive like The Internet Archive, but they don’t have the Wayback Machine’s crawler agents. Nevertheless there are several third party Wayback Machine “mirrors” available on the web today, all of them using some form or another of caching, which allows for what is typically a significantly slower response time owing to reduced data retrieval speed (versus on the mirror) as compared to direct and instantaneous access from an original third-party website. This can put providers at risk, however (and could also account for lower performance).
If you’re looking for an alternative to the Wayback Machine, there are a few available. The most popular is called Archive.Org, which has roots in the open web and was one of the earliest preservation websites. Another site is WebCite, which is like a publisher’s imprint book jacket with its own content but mirrors many others with permission.
A third option is Chile’s Archived Pages Web Museum Collection, which was founded by local historians and digital librarians in 2000 as a means to preserve digital records about Chilean history from that nation’s 20th century dictatorships under María Isabel Pinto Schaulard and Augusto Pinochet Ugarte during their exile, persecution or death so that they would not be lost forever.
Archived Pages’ website describes itself as “a project of the ‘Programa de Historia del Siglo XX’ (Program on 20th Century History) of the Instituto Nacional de Estudios Históricos de la Revolución y el Segundo Mundo (National Institute of Historical Studies of the Revolution and the Second World) in Chile. Its objective is to archive web pages covering Chilean history so that they will not be lost forever when their URLs become invalid or when servers are shut down.”