Problems with a huge .ISO file download


I uploaded a huge file from my server to my host (dreamhost)
and when trying to download it to local computer it gives this error

You don’t have permission to access /backup/backup.iso on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

I’ve tried putting a .htaccess

order allow,deny allow from all

But that dosen’t help.

Is there some limit for a file size consdiering its 4 giga big. Or dosent it allow me to download .ISO extension files?

Help is greatly appriciated (sorry for my bad english though)


anyone else with a suggestion? chmod 755 doesn’t work?

You only need permissions of 755 (rwxr-xr-x) on the directory, not the file itself.

Apache versions below 2.2 don’t support files larger than 4 GB, and your web browser probably doesn’t either. FTP is pretty much your only option here, I’m afraid, unless you can break the file up into smaller pieces (I’d recommend < 2 GB each to be safe).

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