Service provider does not provide FTP upload - told me to create my own upload script
Posted on 2003-03-31
I need to provide a directory for a small number of users to upload files. I thought this would be a trivial exercise of creating a user account with limited access.
However my hosting service has told me any such capability (via anonymous ftp) is totally awkward and non-anonymous has no controls whatsoever.
They did indicate that I could create an upload script and put it on my site and this could provide a managed implementation of ftp. However they don't provide such a script. I don't want to learn all about this, it must be a widely used function, I would like a pointer to such a script and a brief explanation of how it behaves, and what to be careful about.
Maybe there is a simpler approach that kills 2 birds with one stone. I have a new URL that I want to point to my existing site. How about a recommendation for an inexpensive hosting service that:
1. Redirects standard http access to my existing site.
2. Has reasonably robust ftp support
3. Doesn't cost much
My site does have Frontpage extensions, which apparently complicates the scenario.