Send file to webserver

Is it possible to send a file to a webserver without any software, plug-ins or intervention of any kind as described in this video http://screencast.com/t/OczEFOxx ?
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Jason C. LevineConnect With a Mentor No oneCommented:
Not completely.  At some level there has to be something handling the connection and transfer.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
So based on the video, your best bet would be to investigate enabling WebDAV or Samba depending on your ISP's support.  Either of those can be used to map your web site as a local drive and you could then save the HTML export straight to the server.  But there would be a client or service on your end that would have to be running to enable the connection and the server needs to support it.

If you don't want to mess with those protocols or if the ISP makes it hard, you can still get the desired effect using a good FTP client (WS FTP Pro springs to mind) that supports synchronization.  With WS FTP Pro, you can set it to watch a folder on your local system and sync that folder with a destination on your web site based on definable rules. The sync runs as a service, so as long as the service is running and the computer is on, it would do as you describe.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
It might be possible for you to set it up for yourself on your own server.  The catch is that you need a log in to send a file to a server.  Without a log in, you have no security at all.  You would be taking a chance of getting things you didn't know you didn't want.
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rtod2Author Commented:
That's what I was afraid of. Right now, they simply send it to me and we process it, or we give them an Excel add-in that does it. I think those are going to be the easiest for the end-user.
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