How can I share large files with my friends?

by on December 28, 2010

Q: I want to give public access to one folder in my my hosting package. I want to share and receive large files with some friends but I don’t want them to have access to the rest of my hosting. I don’t want them to have access to all of my other files. Is there a way of doing this or do I have to have a separate hosting package and share the ftp login and password with them? Maybe an index page that has an upload button?


3 Responses to “How can I share large files with my friends?”
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    Did I stump the geeks? :^D

     
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    Picked as best answer

    From your hosting package it would depend on what’s available to you. Some web hosting packages will allow you to configure a custom FTP setup with a login and password that only allows access to a selected folder and subfolder. Check your website’s control panel and/or your web hosts documentation on if this feature is available in your current package.

    For some alternative options for on-line file storage and sharing check out:
    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-skydrive
    http://www.dropbox.com/
    http://docs.google.com

     
  3.  

    Thanks Mark!!