Uploads


#1

Hello everyone! I’m new to DH and need a little advice/suggestion.

I work with bands helping them get air play. To do that they need to upload a couple of songs, bio info, etc. All they need to do is upload the files. No downloads, no renames, no file manipulation. Just upload it and I do the rest. So, there’s no reason to make them FTP users, and Anonymous FTP is questionable. I’m not sure many of them could use it unless it has a very simple UI.

On my old MacHTTP server I had a script that worked great for this type of thing. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to locate another like it. Any ideas or suggestions?

Oh yeah, before anyone suggests it, I don’t have the knowledge to write the script/program myself. And yes, I’ve googled for scripts, etc. So far no luck.

Thanks!


#2

Here are some scripts that might help you:
http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/File_Manipulation/Upload_Systems/index.html


#3

Thanks, WhiteOut! Looks like what I need, and at the right price. Cheap.


#4

No problem. I just looked on google for about 5 seconds lol. I think there are some free ones if you scroll down more.


#5

Don’t forget that you will be limited to 7Mb when doing uploads with PHP.

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#6

…unless you create a custom PHP.ini:

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/PHP.ini

-Scott


#7

So I have discovered. 7 MB is not large enough.

I don’t want to mess with PHP. Anyone have a suggestion for another upload method?


#8

What about Uber-Uploader?

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#9

sdayman - have you done this? Has it caused any other problems? Is it worth considering?


#10

It was a snap and it works great! Just follow the bare bones instructions. No need for the extended config changes.

-Scott


#11

Thank you! I’m going to try it. If I screw it up very likely I’m calling you LOL


#12

It was easy alright. No more file size errors! BUT now I get “server not responding” errors. My guys STILL can’t upload. WTF?? I am assuming it’s traffic. Right? Shared service and all. Yes? I’m getting frustrated LOL bands are complaining…


#13

It’s probably not traffic, unless your band is Coldplay. What’s the URL?

Is anything working? If you rename .htaccess to .htaccess.sav (temporarily disable it), now does anything work?

-Scott


#14

Aha! When I increased the max file size, I forgot to increase the max execution time. Once I changed that the problem stopped. Uploads are not as slow either. Still slow, but not as bad.

Thanks for the help!
dave


#15

So you ended up using the Uber-Uploader?


#16

I’m looking at Uber. So far it looks like more setup work than I want to do. Yes, I’m lazy. I’ve been using Easy Uploader, but it hasn’t worked out very well for my needs.