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I have loaded an executable VB program on GoDaddy.  I want to be able to download it to people who sign on to my site.  What is a simple yet effective way to do that?
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by:jduff23
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If possible, the download should also remove any copies of the program my might be installed on the requesting parties machine.
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richardburwood earned 1000 total points
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You need to package the program using an installer that will uninstall the first version if it exists alternativly code your program to remove old versions on startup and then install itself... You will not be able to force people to download and install your program (for obvious reasons).
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by:jduff23
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The answer is a good answer, but based on my experience level, it is only a partial answer.  He recommends an installer.  I am not familiar with the term and need a more detailed explanation.
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by:shaunak
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Hello,
I dont think there is a need for installer. Move the executable to a directory outside your public directory. say outside your public_html or httpdocs directory. After login to your website provide a link for the executable file with the help of a script.

If you have a apache running then you may use Smart file download script available at http://www.zubrag.com/scripts/download.php

and then have a link like:
<a href="http://path/to/script/download.php?f=myvbprogram.exe">Download my VB program</a>

If you have IIS then you can use script available at: http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=2127
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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