Download links not working?


#1

i am in the process of migrating from another hosting provider and am curious…

i have uploaded a file via FTP to the root folder in my server and if i enter the url to download the file i am getting a 404 error

i am using this path

sitename/filename.extension

i have also tried creating a new folder in my root and that still doesnt work…

is there something i need to do to enable public downloads from my server?

i am going to be hosting a page for a free web based music label and need to have my users able to download the releases showcased by the artists


#2

No, there are no extra steps required to enable public access to files that are hosted within your domain directory.

Are you using a different domain here, and if not, has DNS propagation completed?


#3

i have my domain at godaddy. and yes im fairly certain the propagation has taken affect as i have been able to install wordpress and begin setting up the page

i just wanted to make sure the download links would work before embedding them into my pages, and am getting 404 errors on every zip and rar i upload
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SOLVED.

my problem was that i was assuming my root folder was really my root folder…

when i access my server via FTP my root folder contained a folder anomalisticrecords.com (which is actually my “root” folder for downloading)

haha, that was simple!


#4

Ya, a lot of new customers make the same mistake. When I first joined DH, I was also confused with user root directory and domain root directory.

Welcome on-board!


#5

Yeah, I made a similar error too.

Welcome to DreamHost - where we all get confused! :smiley:


#6

I, i have two sites:

Thank you for help.


#7

Hi,

Problem solved. When I tried to upload a file from the ftp manager I went with another user who was not right when we click on “Manage Domains”.
To upload a file, go into the ftp manager with the specified user for that domain. I did that and… error 404 is finished.


#8

Hello…Thanks for sharing such a great detail but actually I am confused with my root folder so please discuss some more details…