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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Creating online file storage website through my home server

    I am trying to create a File Storage website for a few friends of mine. I already have a web domain and a server at home. What I am trying to do is create a website that a person can sign in. And upload and download files that only they can access. And also have a public file section.

    I know most of these already exist but we want our own. Can someone here point me in the right direction to getting this started?

    I have very basic knowledge of Servers and web domains.


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    For starters, you'll need to check your ISP's terms and conditions. Most of the residential-class ISPs frown upon running a web server from one's house.

    If your ISP says it's okay and you have sufficient upstream to handle the users you anticipate (only a few is good) then what I would suggest you do, rather than using the domain, is use Free Dynamic DNS - Managed DNS - Managed Email - Domain Registration - No-IP to create a host assigned to your IP. If your ISP allows for static IPs then use the domain. If not,

    Once you've got that squared away, you'll probably want to look at something like these. PHP File Upload scripts - Free, commercial and open source scripts
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