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Uploading Documents So Others Can Download

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ndmand, May 16, 2009.

  1. Ndmand

    Ndmand Member

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    Hi,

    I can't figure out how I can put a file on my website so that others can download it. I have developed a spreadsheet and some documents that I intend to make available free. How do I get them physically onto the website and create a link that others can click to down load them?

    While I am at it, I have a few other related questions. (1) I am using Webdisk but I find it kind of scary that it links to my desktop. Is this thing really secure? :confused: (2) I noticed that webdisk uploads to a directory name followed by four numbers. Those numbers are not the same numbers referenced in my Cpanel. Is that normal? (3) If I upload files by dropping them onto Webdisk, is this the best place to leave files that I want others to download? Also, should I be able to maneuver to the Webdisk directory from within the RVSite design tool?

    Sorry about all of the questions. :D Maybe paragraph one is the important one.

    Thank You,
    Ndmand
     
  2. PlatinumServerM

    PlatinumServerM Well-Known Member
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    Just upload the file using FTP in the www directory, then the person trying to get it can go to domain.com/filename.abc
    If you want to put a link in your site you can use the same url for the link.
     
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    thewebhosting Well-Known Member

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    Just add proper MIME types for the file extentions you wish people to download from your website and then upload files inside the public_html folder.
     
  4. Ndmand

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    Thank YOu

    Thanks for your help. I also finally saw the link to the video in CPanel. My uploads are working great. Again, my thanks for your help.

    Michael
     
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