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Store for Digital Downloads

Large files - where should I host it

5:21 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm looking for a store solution to sell digital downloads. I'm not selling PDFs or anything small - these may be maps of states and countries.

I want it to have:
digital downloads of large files (100MB - 10 GB).
Possibly order the same digital downloads on DVD.
Sort offerings by state, region, activity, and tags.
Be SEO friendly.
Take payment in Google Checkout, Paypal, or authorize.net.
Preferably generate a certificate that can tie the order to an email address.
Should have capability to display a mobile version (when the user agent requires it) and look awesome.
Should have affiliate support.

Though I am a technical guy, I am not interested in programming it. I want to focus my innovation on the digital products themselves.

Hosted is fine.

A quick web search turns up:

digitalcontentcenter.com: (storage space seems low: 1GB)
cleverbridge.com: sounds very full festured, very customizable, and would probably take many days just to figure out which of their many products I need.

Any one have experience with these or have others to suggest?
1:39 pm on Aug 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The 1st hurdle you need to over come is yout hosting/bandwidth requirements, I currently have a project that involves 600gb of content. I feel hosting and distributing that could be rather costly. You will also need to think about a delivery mechanism a 10gb file could be problematic to some users.

Im leaning away from hosting the 600gb worth of content onm my site however I have an alternative
9:06 pm on Aug 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am leaning towards *not* hosting it on my own site (which is currently shared hosting). In fact, I would not want to do much programming, scripting, or setup, so I can focus on content creation and marketing.

FastSpring.com looks attractive. It has a CD fulfillment option.
7:39 pm on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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In my own opinion, Avactis cart would be the best solution because it offers digital distribution of e-goods both offered as download or physical shipment. You can also sign-up for their e-commerce hosting plans (dedicated servers). The things that I loved about this cart is that it supports 40+ payment methods, is very easy to integrate to existing website and is also friendly to non-programmers.

[edited by: lorax at 11:49 am (utc) on Oct 8, 2011]


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