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Been asked to move or link documents from a secure file server to a public website.. please help!

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Hi everyone... Advice and guidance requested,

Our business of 50 employees, like any business, has through the years generated many many 1000's of documents and files: Word docs, Excel Files, PDF'S, Photos, Large Graphics Files, AutoCAD Drawings, and the list goes on.

These documents are all stored on our Windows 2008 File Server which is accessed either locally via LAN or remotely via VPN and\or RDP.

The company currently has one web Application and it is hosted on a non-dedicated "Virtual" server at GoDaddy. This application is where we enter records for Commercial Fishing Boats that we sell (broker) on behalf of our customers (Very Similar to a Real Estate website). The website back-end is MYQSL.

One drawback of the web application is that our electronic files are not accessible directly through the website.
EG> Sales Agreements, Signed Contracts, etc, etc. (We must go to our File server for these files and open them over a network share).

QUESTION: Is there a way to directly integrate or link these documents to our web application? That way, our staff can read, create, and modify documents directly in our public website from anywhere and this would eliminate need to be on our file server.

Perhaps.. there is a document management system application available that would make this all possible??

And, if there is, would such a system be user-friendly, easy to use, and SAFE and secure? We are after-all discussing a public website.

Any suggesstions anyone?


Thanks,
Steve
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Plan on spending some cash to do this. And that is assuming your current public web app even has integration support. Products like Sharepoint can do what you want. But "native" file server support is not really going to work for you. You are looking at developer costs, implementation costs, licensing costs, and migration time and money. This is *not* something you can ad-hoc and do yourself. Hire a specialist for this type of project.
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