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Is it possible to upload GBs of Data in wordpress ?? (8 posts)

  1. Trivikrama
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello All,
    I want to build a website where we upload data files, and clients can login to their respective pages and download the data files. So my questions are,
    -> Is it possible to upload 30-40 GB data files using wordpress ?
    -> suggest me some plugins for user file downloads, where files will be specific for users. One user files should not visible for the other users.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Regards,
    Trivikram.
    http://www.mapmygenome.in

  2. nsathees
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I haven't tried that big file. But I think the limitation is not the WP, but your hosting account. Assuming that is not a problem for you here are a few tips on that.
    1) having a file in the public_html or in WWW folder is not considered secure. Thus I will put the files out of it.
    2) create a page where the logged in user is checked and request the file from a php page acts as a middleman. thus the requester could be verified to be coming from the WP page and not a direct link.
    3) the middle man page will generate the code necessary to download the file and pass it to the user.
    4) secure the folder where the files are as no direct access to it.

    I am using similar setup in my site
    PS: 30 to 40 GB file? wondering what that is? Technology to develop an Anti gravity vehicle?

  3. nsathees
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    you site is not configured properly!
    I see "Error establishing a database connection"

  4. Trivikrama
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @nsathees : Thanks for your reply.

    having a file in the public_html or in WWW folder is not considered secure.

    I agree with this. Earlier we used to FTP the files and send the same details to the client. But now they dont want to download the files from FTP and they want a secure website to dpwnload the files.

    Please Check it again. Site is working for me.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  6. Trivikrama
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @esmi : Thanks for your reply. May be this will definitely help. I will try this.

  7. Trivikrama
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @esmi : This is will do the job. But the problem is it is not allowing some type of files like, tar.bz2,tar.bz2.md5 etc.. which we will use regularly. Is there any way to change the settings and make the files work for uploads ???????

    Regards,
    Trivikrama.
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  8. Trivikrama
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @esmi : I tried the pluign you suggested. It is listing all the files available in the server. But when I add the files by selecting the checkbox it is again creating one more copy of the file in uploads folder. Is it possible to provide only link, where user can download directly from ftp. ???

    Regards,
    Trivikram.

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