I'm not terribly happy with media fire (it's just a free account anyway). I need to figure out how to host downloads through my website next so I don't have to use other download services (they all seem to be a bit of a pain if you don't pay for membership).
Post by Adam Souza on May 24, 2011 17:20:58 GMT -9
Try Drop Box. Jim suggested it a while back and it's pretty painless to use, once you've installed the software.
Then, any file you want to share you drag and drop a copy of into the dropbox shared folder. Give it a mintue to uplaod and then you can right click on it to get the link to the file, now hosted on drop box.
The only drawback is that you have to install the software. It was pretty painless and I don't find it intrusive. It runs in the background by default, but I've never noticed a drain on on system resources.
Does the end user (the downloader) have to install any software? I'd like to make it as easy as possible for my potential customers to get files from my website and not force them to jump through all kinds of hoops to get files.
If you find a hosting site with out all the hoops to jump through, please let me know.
I think that is a bit of a trick. I've found that I can host easily through my website and it works great for like a one page PDF that will open right in the browser. But what about a 30 page PDF (which would still open in a browser, but would take a while to load) or a file type that can't be displayed with a browser?
I'm going to have to do some research, there must be an EASY solution, especially if I am hosting through my own website...
About opening in a browser or not, i sometimes find PDFs that opens the save file dialog instead of the adobe "plugin". I guess it is a matter of declaring the file type using the appropriate HTML tags.... which i don't know so much.
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Jun 18, 2020 12:22:38 GMT -9
Vermin King: That was a whole lot easier than expected. One click
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