Upload files to home server

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April 19, 2008 at 06:39:03
Specs: Win XP Pro, 1.9GHZ 192MB RAM
I am running an apache http server. I can view and download my files just great. But is there a free program that will let me upload files to my server remotly? From a computer outside my local network. Preferebly a web-based program.


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April 19, 2008 at 09:31:04
install an FTP server?

There's an FTP server in Windows XP (in the IIS package). But since you install Apache, I assume you don't like IIS. So, you can install FileZilla server.



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April 19, 2008 at 09:33:27

> Web based program.

Well, the "correct" way to transfer files is by FTP. But I'm sure there're some open source web application that can be used to upload files through HTTP.

Sorry can't recommend any.


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April 19, 2008 at 15:29:44
Thanks. I already use filezilla for my computers, but I need something web based for when I do not have one of my computers with me.

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April 19, 2008 at 21:32:51
I found a good website called "net2ftp". I can upload files up to 5mb from their website.


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April 19, 2008 at 23:59:21
Maybe it's just e, but what does "...when I do not have one of my computers with me." have to do with using FTP. You know you can FTP throguh a browser, right? Just type in the FTP address as the URL and you will be prompted to log in.

Any "web-based" solution will be a pain as you can't upload multiple files very easily. The only way to do that through a web-page woud be to install an AciveX component. Which would mean you would have to install it on a PC that is not yours.

Michael J

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April 20, 2008 at 07:42:57
You should try the service. I was using firefox, and I have firefox portable, which runs off a flash drive, so I am not worried about installing something on a computer that is not mine. I can just do it via firefox portable on my flash drive.

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April 20, 2008 at 08:33:55
Basically what Michael means is:

You should install a "real" FTP server in your Home PC, rather than installing a "synthetic" FTP server in your Home PC's web server =D

Because as I said above, the "correct" way to transfer files is by using FTP.

To access the "real" FTP server, people could use their browser, or an FTP client like FileZilla.

And FileZilla Server is different with the FileZilla you have.

This of course is up to you. If you just have to "upload" small files to the Home PC, then a synthetic FTP server is probably sufficient. But to upload large files, needs to be able to resume broken uploads, you'll need a real FTP server.


And btw, net2ftp is an FTP client? (not a server?)

Did you able to use FileZilla to connect to your Home PC? If yes, then you already have an FTP server (and yes net2ftp will be useful).


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April 20, 2008 at 09:37:16
I already use filezilla server for the server computer. And yes, net2ftp is a client.

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