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    Uploading / Downloading from Personal Domain

    Note to Admin: Not sure there's a proper place for this topic, but feel free to move to a different forum if needed.

    I want to be able to upload files (music, pictures, etc) to my domain and then be able to email someone a link so that when they click on it, the file would be downloaded to their PC.

    I have a domain (we'll call it <font color=blue>tricky.com</font color=blue>). I've had it for four years; and all I use it for is personal email. I've never used the domain for putting up a website, though someday my kids will probably use it for that purpose. Meanwhile, I'd like to use my domain and webspace for uploading some files and making it possible for others to download those files.

    I have a username and password that allows me access to my personal control panel. From there, I can clearly see an icon for File Manager. On the File Manager screen, I can easily create a folder and upload a file. No problem. But now what?

    There are volumes of tutorials and help and FAQ available on the screens I am looking at, but after several hours of going through this stuff, it seems to be geared toward someone who is already a webmaster <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>. Any guidance would be appreciated.

    The snapshot below shows where I have created a folder named "Software" and that, I've created a sub-folder "CCleaner", and in there I've uploaded a file: "ccsetup205_slim.zip. Doing all of that was fairly straight forward. Now, what if I wanted to email you a live link so that you could download that file from me? What's the next step?

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    Re: Uploading / Downloading from Personal Domain

    FWIW, Here's what the main control panel screen looks like. The previous picture (original post) is what happens when you click on File Manager.
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    Re: Uploading / Downloading from Personal Domain

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    Re: Uploading / Downloading from Personal Domain

    ....oh and another thing, I always prefer FTP clients and use http://filezilla-project.org/

    This sometimes allows you to work out the root path easily
    Jerry

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    Re: Uploading / Downloading from Personal Domain

    Like Jezza, I prefer to use a third-party FTP program for uploading files to my domain, rather than the control panel on the host. It so happens, I use CuteFTP Pro but you'll be just as well served to use Jerry's or some other of your choosing.

    Now, if you go to Files to Download you'll see what I do. This listing is driven by a .ASP script that I found on the web a LONG time ago and tweaked by Lounger <!profile=MarkJ>MarkJ<!/profile> who was helping me out.

    Once viewing the list, if a visitor "double clicks" on a graphic, the browser should display it. On an audio file, the default player should open to play the file. For an "executable" such as an .EXE or .ZIP file, the Windows process for saving that file should open. On the other hand, to save a graphic or audio file, a visitor would right-click and choose to save the file on the local hard drive in that manner.

    If this process is of any interest to you, simply download and open the file called listfiles.zip which includes the .ASP file and some graphics required by the script. There's an instruction file also in the zip.

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    Re: Uploading / Downloading from Personal Domain

    Big Al,
    I really like the page with the list of files. That's exactly what I would like to end up with... Very cool, the way it works. I've downloaded the "listfiles" from your site and will see if I can figure it out. Also, I've got CuteFTP in my software collection - just need to install it and learn how to use it I suppose. Thanks for the push.

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    Re: Uploading / Downloading from Personal Domain

    Hey Jerry -

    I'm thinking from the main control panel, I should've chosen the FTP icon instead of the File Manager icon? Anyway, I'll give an FTP client a whirl and see if that clears things up and makes it easier to do what I'm seeking to do. I'm sure it's not as complicated as I'm making it - this is just new territory for me <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    - Ricky

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