View Full Version : Sharing my files via the internet
07-11-2001, 02:27 PM
How do I set up my pc so that my family and friends can download files from my pc. I have a cable connection that allows me to search the web faster for whatever-software-pictures-etc... I would like to be able to share these files with friends that basically would spend days surfing for what I can find in minutes. It would be nice if they could just download from my pc. Currently I just write to a floppy or cd and let them use them, but it would be easier if I didn't have to. I am somewhat computer literate (I take instruction well) but not to technical so take it easy on me.
I think I would probably prefer to make my on http webpage, can I just add links to my files? If so how is this done? Do I need to upload the files to somewhere or what? This is a subject I am almost a complete layman on, so if possible try to keep responses to a level I can interpret. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif
[This message has been edited by ArtOfKicking (edited 07-11-2001).]
07-11-2001, 06:07 PM
Can't you just send them via email?
Conventional wisdom is that you do not want to share resources over the Internet that you would over an MS Workgroup or Domain -- one of those security things.
You Internet provider probably gives you free Web hosting -- use that. Upload the files to the web server, rather than linking to your computer.
Good luck --
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07-11-2001, 08:49 PM
I agree with the Heckler http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif .
Check with your ISP and see if they offer a website building program. Most do, and you just follow their "simple" http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif instructions.
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07-11-2001, 09:11 PM
Hey Ya AoK'ing,
I've been contemplating doing the same thing...
I found this (http://singapore.cnet.com/download/pc/swlist/0,2000028725,20000260r,00.htm) through a Google (http://www.google.com) search. I haven't decided what I will try as it is not critical at this time http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif
Will you be our guinea pig http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif j/k
The web site thing is cool...but how secure do you want your files? Plus the 10MB web space is quite a chunk for free http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif
Flush 'N' Forget
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07-12-2001, 07:36 AM
The email idea has one basic problem, file size limits - still a decent yet simple thought, too bad my isp doesn't want me to have it that good.
I'll check into the website hosting- seems to me like they was a limit to the webspace on that also. I'll be checking in to that and back again. I'll be getting back as soo n as I can. Thanks
[This message has been edited by ArtOfKicking (edited 07-12-2001).]
07-12-2001, 08:25 AM
get ICQ and do file transfers of any size to your friends and family.
[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 07-12-2001).]
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