New FTP site

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I need a FTP site so that customers can upload/download pictures and very large files and that our grahics dept can process them then put them back so customers can take the finished product. Is it safer earier to pay a monthly fee for a hosted FTP site, or use server 2003 as FTP? if hosted FTP site what do you recommend?
Question by:jeffsteffy
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    Assisted Solution

    This link has a good walk-through on creating an ftp site.

    As long as you have the hardware, and configure it correctly, I'd recommend just hosting your own.
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    This would depend on a number of things:

    Do you have the ability to ensure that your site would have no/very little down time?
    Do you pay for excess bandwidth? If so, how much vs money earned from your product?
    Can you provide the service cheaper than the people out there that offer these services? (Take into account the time needed to maintain the service.)

    Those are just off the top of my head. There are probably a lot of other things to take into consideration.


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    Author Comment

    those are good questions, my time is already full with to many projects, having someone else maintain the site would help. we would only need a basic site should not cost much.
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    Accepted Solution

    How about

    I currently use to host my site, and they allow you to setup FTP access.


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    Author Comment

    i think I'll go with a hosted website/ftp, they maintain it and i dont have to worry about customers uploading virus's to my network.


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