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Users uploading large files - without FTP?



12:02 am on Apr 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Is there anyway to upload large (at the most 65MB) files without and FTP client?

I'm trying to set up a gaming site, and users will want to upload their files to my rented server space. The admin tells me their is a scripting upload limit of 8MB, and that I'll have to use FTP to upload anything larger (FTP://mydomain.com).

How to do that thru my website? I'm running a Joomla site, but I can plug in code into modules that people can use.

Any help would be appreciated!


11:39 am on Apr 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I know How to do that with php
i can send you a script if your server supports php


7:06 am on May 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi there,

Even php has a file size limit parameter for the server.

Unless you ask the server administrator to change
the file size in php.ini and restart the server, I
can't think of anything helpful here.

I'm looking for answer on this topic too.

Thank you.


12:19 pm on May 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Here's what my rent-a-server guy told me: The file upload size via a script is 8mb - too little for what I need. He said the only way to upload larger files was thru FTP - which I would have to ask each user to boot up an FTP client and sent it up to my server - a pain.

I'm running Joomla, and came across DocMan, a file management program that also allows uploads. So, I tried uploading a larger file - 55MB, and it worked! It also lets you transfer a file from one server to another directly. Pretty nice. I don't know how it got around their "limit" - but it looks as though it has. I'm not saying this is going to be THE solution - some problem might crop up - but it's looking good.


9:06 am on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hei friend,

Where can I get this Docman?

Give it a try in my site then.


10:35 pm on May 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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check and see if your server supports shell access, if it does then you can use winscp if you are a windows user: [winscp.net...]


10:54 pm on May 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Actually, I think I have found a solution, called Thin File at [upload.thinfile.com...]

It breaks the file up into packets, getting around the server's UL limit, then reassembles it on the server. I've uploaded as much as a 225MB file in one shot.


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