Set up download of e-book

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frchgrl / 5 Points
2012-01-25 2:19 pm EST
File Management
Hello, I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this but I have several websites that were done for me. One is my ebook at I pay a monthly fee on to upload files to share with others and it dawned on me, can't I do that with my site by creating a folder in the cpanel and share the files from there? I'm not sure if the files have to be related to the site, etc. I don't want to pay this fee if the only reason is because people don't have their own website to store files. thank you!

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13,688 Points
2012-01-25 2:47 pm EST
Hello frchgrl,

Thank you for your question about creating folders for downloadable files. If the files in question relate to your website (for instance if the file is your e-book you are selling) then you could create a folder, password protect it and then give the information to the people you want to allow to download.

A potential issue with this is that people could share the login credentials with others who have not paid to purchase your e-book. A better solution would be to use an e-commerce solution that allows you to sell digital/downloadable content. All three of the e-commerce programs that can be easily installed via Fantastico De Luxe offer that functionality.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.


Christi N.

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