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Large file upload solution

  • # January 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I have a friend who owns a small print shop and was asking the best way to get a means to upload larger files (30mb to maybe like 500mb; too large to email) to some place he can easily retrieve it.

    On a standard hosting package would they run into bandwidth issues? Possibly a service might be the way to go depending on the cost? Just curious if someone has had any success and can speak to it.

    # January 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I am actually having this issue right now as well. One site I’m working on calls for large audio file uploads, but the host (godaddy) doesn’t allow it, I will be curious to see what kind of solutions come up.
    I do know that it can be done via FTP but i think that’s a pain…

    # January 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    In this type of situation, I really think it’s best to use a third-party service. For any file transfers that I need to do between clients I create a folder for them in Dropbox and get them to use that.

    # January 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I think you can make a publicly uploadable form with http://www.box.net/

    # January 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion Chris. I’ll check it out. @Doc – I use dropbox with these guys because they print my business cards and the like, but I’m not seeing a way to use it in reverse for people getting files to the printer.

    Yeah I discovered Godaddy’s restriction on this after hours of pulling my hair out because nothing was working lol.

    # January 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    BTW found the upload API on their developer forums in case anyone was following this thread:

    http://developers.box.net/w/page/12923951/ApiFunction_Upload-and-Download

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