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External File Storage for large files



sandybeach
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I have around 25 files, totaling 3GB of disc space, which I want to store externally to take advantage of E-junkie's $18 per month option. I have tried several online storage solutions but none have been satisfactory - either they require generation of email links or passwords to trigger downloads, or the links have time limits, or they stipulate no files for commercial use, etc. The hosting space I use for my website is shared and also has limitations on what I can store there.

Can anyone suggest a reliable, inexpensive, user-friendly storage solution where I can store my files and easily link them up to my E-junkie product codes?

Many thanks


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POSTED ON: February 9, 2009 @ 07:52 GMT -7




E-junkieChef
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Posts: 936


Dreamhost is good.


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POSTED ON: February 10, 2009 @ 03:33 GMT -7




newatlantisaudio
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+1 for Dreamhost. i'm hosting about 20 sites all from a single account and my monthly bandwidth and storage are more than i could ever imagine using. great support too. been very happy with them for years now. i'm also planning to use them for external storage for my e-junkie sales at some point. i'm trying to figure out how to make it work well now so if you want to chat about that i'd love to share info.


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POSTED ON: February 12, 2009 @ 13:52 GMT -7




sandybeach
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Thanks for the suggestion, I've signed up with Dreamhost as they confirmed they are happy with this kind of usage on their hosting programmes. I'm now in the process of uploading my files.


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POSTED ON: February 16, 2009 @ 12:38 GMT -7




3DG
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Can you setup multiple files, externally, that link with one purchase like we do now with E-Junkie directly?


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POSTED ON: June 22, 2009 @ 14:28 GMT -7




sandybeach
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I'm not sure exactly what you mean...... as I understand it, each unique e-junkie code can only link to one product, so if your product consists of more than one file, you have to package them together before you upload them. The way I do this is to create a zip file for each product, which can contain any number of documents, audio files etc...... then I upload the zip file instead of the individual items. So far, it has worked perfectly.


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POSTED ON: June 22, 2009 @ 14:52 GMT -7




3DG
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Posts: 4


No worries! I just set it up and it works.
Order one product, but have multiple links sent.

Does work well! My dreamhost account only shows 8TB bandwidth per cycle.... thought it was unlimited...


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POSTED ON: June 22, 2009 @ 14:58 GMT -7




newatlantisaudio
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i think the unlimited everything program is an opt-in beta program. you should see links for it somewhere in the web panel, maybe from disk/bandwidth stats area?

how are you locking down the files so that people can't just get to them from the direct URL? was never able to figure out a solid way to make it work. there are so many site sucker applications that pull down entire contents of sites.


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POSTED ON: June 22, 2009 @ 15:04 GMT -7




3DG
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Posts: 4


Good question - trying some different things....


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POSTED ON: June 22, 2009 @ 15:10 GMT -7




E-junkieGuru
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The "Package files from other products" setting does allow you to choose one or more other products that already have their own file (regardless of whether the file is uploaded to us or remotely-hosted), so purchasing the "Package product" would issue links for the selected products' files.

Also, for remotely-hosted downloads you may find it helpful to know that we minimize transfer-bandwidth usage by caching a copy of remote product files. After the first successful download of a remotely-hosted product file, we retain our cached copy of that download in our Amazon S3 provisions; for every subsequent download for that product, we first check to see if the original copy at your URL has changed, and if not, we simply serve our cached copy from S3 to the buyer. This eliminates unnecessary transfer-bandwidth surcharges or limits for both you and us, and ensures the quickest and most trouble-free download possible for the recipient.

We don't charge as much for this cached-copy storage as we would for actually storing the files as uploads, as the latter case would oblige us to retain the files indefinitely as long as you have an active subscription, whereas we expect to be able to obtain remotely-hosted files from your file's original URL at any time, so we can optimize our cached storage needs by deleting file copies from the cache as needed.


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POSTED ON: June 22, 2009 @ 17:52 GMT -7


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