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Need software to setup accounts for people to download documents/videos?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tnedator, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. tnedator

    tnedator Member

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    Not sure if this is the right forum, but hoping someone has some ideas.

    I have a friend that needs a solution that I'm going to try and help him with. The plan is to set him up a cpanel account on one of my servers.

    He's doing some training/consulting with a handful of people (maybe 10-30) and he wants to be able to give them usernames/passwords and let them then access content for download. It will be a combination of documents (word or PDF) and some video/webinar stuff.

    I'm not sure if one of the Fantastico CMS products is the best route or if there is something better for this. I would prefer not to go the route of manually putting .htacess username/passwords on directories, because I want him to be able to keep up with his clients after I set it up for him and easily add new content for them to access.

    If a CMS or other similar product is the best route, my first goal would be something with a good security reputation, and the second would be a quick spin up, as I don't want to spend a lot of time getting this going for him.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. PlotHost

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    Re: Need software to setup accounts for people to download documents/videos

    I would go with a password protected directory (he can easily do this via cpanel) - as the class is small and I suppose all the students will have access to the same files.
    Of course a more elegant solution is a document manager cms.
     
  3. cPanelJared

    cPanelJared Technical Analyst
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    Re: Need software to setup accounts for people to download documents/videos

    If you want to keep it very simple, password-protected directories should do what you want, as PlotHost suggested. You can read about them in our documentation here:

    Password Protect Directories
     
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