[thelist] PHP file/download management?

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Thu Feb 14 17:28:51 CST 2008

You need to also check with your provider, or whomever the company s/a, 
about the PHP limits.  I believe there are both post and upload limits.  
With hostgator their hard limit is 10MB for both in a shared hosting 
situation.  I have a number of programs which I've written for uploads, 
controlled access uploads, but they aren't ready for prime time, very 
customized,  otherwise I would share.  -Bob

Stephen Rider wrote:
> No, I do not need paid access, just control.
> Sometimes we need to send people large files, e.g. 50+ MB, and since  
> you can't email that I like the idea of having a corporate download  
> site on a subdomain.  I also want a public downloads directory and,  
> say, an "employees only" (group) directory.
> I'm currently considering a program called SecureLoads <http:// 
> www.secureloads.com/>.  It looks promising, but I've already come  
> across a bug just using the demo.
> Part of the reason I like open-source software I guess.  Thousands of  
> eyes find and fix bugs a lot faster than a small staff at some  
> company somewhere....  ;)
> Stephen
> On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:47 PM, Pringle, Ron wrote:
>> Are you looking to charge for access, or just control access? I've  
>> been using an application called AMemberPro which allows for paid  
>> (or free if you so choose) membership access control to whatever  
>> you want. Its not a download manager per se, but you can create  
>> groups with different access privileges. Its PHP/MySQL based and it  
>> runs $179 currently. It uses Smarty templates and can be integrated  
>> into the look and feel of your current site.
>> It works with a huge number of payment gateways as well, if you're  
>> going to be charging for access.
>> The company is called CGI Central. You can download a free trial,  
>> which is what I initially did. They also include installation with  
>> purchase, but I opted to handle that myself.
>> http://www.amember.com/
>> I'd like to hear what others are using though. Always good to  
>> comparison shop!
>> Ron
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist- 
>> bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Rider
>> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:28 PM
>> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
>> Subject: [thelist] PHP file/download management?
>> Hi --
>> Can anybody recommend a good file/download management web application?
>> I'm looking for:
>> 1) free/open source preferred, but reasonable price (<~$75) maybe
>> 2) user logins to control who has access to what
>> 3) preferably "groups" settings so I can assign users to groups and  
>> then control access for all group members
>> 4) PHP (mySQL if DB-driven)
>> 5) Skinnable so I can match the look to the website
>> Thanks for any advice.  Yes, I've seen lots of stuff via Google,  
>> but I was looking for personal recommendations, not ads. :)
>> Stephen
>> -- 

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