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How do i upload files for a hosted website

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I have an asp.net website that is supposed to upload files to server hosted in the USA. I have no idea how i can do that

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by:nishantace
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If that means that your ASP.NET web-site is not hosted on that server in US then you can IDEALLY ask the server administrator for FTP access credentials.

Then from you ASP.NET web-site you can use FTP protocal to post your files on that server in US.
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by:Anthony Matovu
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I have the credentials, but the users of the website will be required to upload and download files regularly

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by:Lupinus
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Anthony,
     There are several methods of uploading files to a hosting server.  It really depends on who's hosting it and what they allow.

For Example:
     Host via ISP: Typically all you need is an FTP application to make the connection and upload the files (FileZilla works nice for me), the URL of the hosting location, (websites.ISP.com/MyAccountName) and the account information to access the site (Username, Password).  I know Charter Communications has a setup method on their website, One of our local companies provides the customer with the account information, etc... it just depends on who's hosting as to the specific method used.
     Hosting via Web Publishing Specific Companies: I know the Blue Voda company requires you use their servers and will provide you with an account (for a fee of course).  All you would need to do is use their account information and select the appropriate server from within their publishing application to upload the site.

     If this hasn't helped your situation, please provide more information (The Hosting Company Name would be helpful) and one of the experts here, or myself will be able to provide further assistance.
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by:Anthony Matovu
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Thanks Lupinus

I am using winhost.com to host the website. This website will be used by about 70 persons scattered around the world. One of their goal is to share documents by they themselves uploading say ms-word or pdf documents to the site such that members in the group can download are use them

Thanks Anthony
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Lupinus earned 2000 total points
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If I were you, I'd contact Winhost.com.  Uploading a website to a hosting company for public access is easy with an FTP app, but since you're looking at using this as more of a file sharing/document store type setup I'd talk to them.  They'll be able to let you know what options available and can answer as to whether or not their site is capable of doing what you want.

If you're just looking at utilizing the webspace for uploading and downloading documents (meaning no actual company website is stored there) and are not worried about individual user security, you could just have the all the users utilize an FTP app and connect to the site using the same FTP Username and Password.  This would allow all the users to access the file store for uploads and downloads (meaning full access to every file posted, including any used for a websites your company has posted there as well), but I'd recommend against that approach (especially if your company has a website posted) and would strongly urge you to talk to winhost.com first to see if they have a better way.
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