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  1. #1
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    Looking for host with web FTP (files uploading by clients)

    Hi!

    I’m looking for a (better) reliable host with a virtual FTP server (or how do you call it) which would allow our customers to upload their files to our site without any FTP software, just with a browser or so... I presume it could also be just an anonymous FTP with sufficient disc space. We already have a ‘main’ website at hostway (which is pretty good BTW, but doesn’t have this feature), so this one would serve mainly for uploading and downloading large files (actually not that large -- 10-100 MB, and not very often, even not daily, so the traffic shouldn’t be gigantic), and as a back-up email, -- so the high and stable uptime is an issue.

    Thanks a lot!
    Sash

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    Hey buddy,

    Try looking for cPanel hosting in the web hosting offers section. You can see the offers by going to http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumd...php?forumid=4.

    Most hosts with a good control panel will offer this. Control panels such as cPanel, Ensim, Plesk, H-Sphere will all allow you to create extra FTP accounts for your own users.

    Regards,
    Jason

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    Try searching hosts with cPanel, it is very easy and has more features
    http://www.MonsNet.com
    Managed dedicated servers, reseller hosting, server management

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    Search for unlimited FTP logins or if your interested you may use anonymous ftp so they can login without any credentials.
    David

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    Re: Looking for host with web FTP (files uploading by clients)

    Originally posted by sash
    which would allow our customers to upload their files to our site without any FTP software, just with a browser or so
    Thanks a lot!
    Sash
    Hello People !!!, please READ his requirements !!!

    Sash,

    Look @ http://www.hotscripts.com

    For example, if you want to use PHP, you should find something here :

    http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Script...ems/index.html

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    Thank you all!

    And what do you think about site5? I’ve came across this host on this forum and do not know anything about them. Are they good and stable? What about their uptime (I mean the real uptime, ‘cause a lot of hosts is creaming it up)? Will I get this precious possibility to let the customers upload their files without any FTP client just with their browser? It’s not quite clear for me whether or not site5 is using the Cpanel: that’s mentioned somewhere but they’re mostly speaking about their own ‘developed in-house by Site5 staff, NetAdmin control panel’. The problem is that there is no a demo of this control panel, only some screenshots and some summary, so I couldn’t figure out what this panel have actually got.

    Could you possibly suggest a reliable host with the feature I need? In all these years I’ve got so frustrated by this fantastic info the hosters give about themselves (99.999 % uptime etc.), that turns out to be a plain and simple lie.

    Great many thanks,
    Sash

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    Sash, just make sure you get a Dedicated IP with your Hosting account. Control panel used makes no difference but you may have to create another FTP account, besides your main one, as you might have to use a Username & Password in the FTP URL -- and you sure dont' want to show the Username & Password for Hosting account.
    PotentProducts.com - for all your Hosting needs
    Helping people Host, Create and Maintain their Web Site
    ServerAdmin Services also available

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    Lots of thanks for the advices! Thanks bdsnyder for the link!
    Just have singed up with site5. It's Sunday, but I've got all answers in 5-10 minutes. Quite remarkable.

    Sash

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    You can do this with a script. We have a printer client that previously used anomous FTP for his clients to upload files. The problem was that not being able to restrict what was uploaded. He ended up with hundreds of unwanted porn, warez and simular files.

    His developer switched him to a free script that allows for limiting what types of extensions are permitted.
    Link On Us .com
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    Originally posted by LinkOnUs.com(geocash)
    You can do this with a script. We have a printer client that previously used anomous FTP for his clients to upload files. The problem was that not being able to restrict what was uploaded. He ended up with hundreds of unwanted porn, warez and simular files.
    Yes, I see your point... I absolutely don't have any experience with such scripts, so could anybody suggest something good? This ezUpload Pro looks pretty impressive, but did anybody actually work with it? Is there something better then ezUpload Pro? I'm just looking for possibilities to make the upload as easy and secure as possible for customers and of course for us.

    Thanks a lot!
    Sash

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    Site5 provides you an easy way to password protect the directory where your script is using their control panel:

    http://www.site5.com/support/kb/idx/...directory.html

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    Here is the script the printer uses for uploads.
    http://www.perlservices.net/en/progr...ad/index.shtml

    It is very easy to install and runs on most *nix servers.
    Link On Us .com
    H-Sphere Windows & Linux Hosting - Since 1998
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  13. #13

    upload via the browser

    I'm not sure if I'm missing something, but this is quite stright forward.

    Find a provider that offers ASPUPLOAD or supports upload via ASP.NET

    I guess this is the same as the PHP type uploads that other have talked about.

    Kind regards
    John Stevenson

    www.sysweb.co.uk
    www.rapiddns.co.uk

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