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#1

i’m looking for an easy to way to share files online w/ friends through my hosting server. can anyone suggest an easy to use set up? i’m hardly a backend techy person, but understand the basics of ftp’ing files. my friends on the other hand need a very basic way of downloading/uploading files.


#2

WebDAV is pretty simple to set up, although I have had difficulties transferring large files.

FTP is pretty easy too. Just create a new FTP user and let your friend connect to it via http://webftp.dreamhost.com.

How big are the files? If this is just a one time thing, you can always just use YouSendIt or such like services.


#3

yeah, i believe i prematurely posted. i have just ‘installed’ web-dav through the webpanel and it seems SUPER easy to connect to the directory and upload/share files. i didn’t know about the webftp option either so i’ll keep that in mind too if the webdav gets buggy. thanks for the reply.


#4

Don’t forget that the webftp system installed by Dreamhost is PHP based and, as such, will not handle files larger than 8 MB.

If you should decide to use such a system but have larger files, you can always install your own system to work around this limitation (such as using a perl based file manager, installling a custom PHP.ini, etc.)

–rlparker