Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:03 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Set up an FTP for a client.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:42 pm 
8086
8086
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:29 pm
Posts: 25
Today my dad called asking me "What do I say if a client asks me to give him an FTP?" :)
The thing is that he is trasfering data back and forth with this client. They normally use yousendit.com, but I suppose it started to become a pain to go back a forth like that.
What I thought was setting up a web site for him, and then create ftp users that only have access to certain folders. Then giving user names and passwords to his clients.
How does this sound to you?
I was also looking for a web service that allowed something like this without having to set up a website. Like online storage that allows multiple FTP users with dedicated folders.
Thanks.

EDIT:
I found DriveHQ.
http://www.drivehq.com/ftp/pricing.aspx
It's what I am looking for. But I couldn't find any reviews online.
Any thoughts on this company?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:24 pm 
Team Member [Top 500]*
Team Member [Top 500]*
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:22 pm
Posts: 8721
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
A Google of "FTP Hosting" will bring up dozens of hits like this one:

http://www.siteground.com/ftp-hosting.htm

You don't really need a website, all you need is some FTP space on a server to host it. You need to look at how much storage they need and the bandwidth they expect to use in a month as well as the number of users.

Ron


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:56 pm 
8086
8086
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:29 pm
Posts: 25
Thanks for the reply.
Yeah. The whole site hosting is overkill now that I know there is dedicated FTP hosting.
I did the search and that's how I found DriveHq. I was just wondering if some people had knowledge on the reputation of any of those sites.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:43 am 
Java Junkie
Java Junkie
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:23 am
Posts: 24222
Location: Granite Heaven
How big are the files being sent back and forth?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:22 pm 
8086
8086
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:29 pm
Posts: 25
I have to ask him precisely, but the biggest one was about 700 Megs.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:36 pm 
8086
8086
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:29 pm
Posts: 25
I found this about Sitegrounds.
So yeah, I am still looking for recommendations on a good FTP hosting service.


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group