If you're selling a product containing several .zip files, and wanted to make it fast and easy for a paid customer to access, how would you deliver it?
Currently, I have a compressed zip file on my server that looks like this:
(example) http://mysite. com/downloads/425252easytemplates.zip
Inside that main zip file is 15 individual zip files weighing in at almost 600mb's. (*excluding special offer FREE Bonus downloads)
When I test the link, it works... but takes an average of 30-40 minutes to download, which to me is unacceptable... and in 3 test runs, it failed one time - despite the fact I currently have high speed internet averaging 10-12 mbps download speeds.
As many do, I've considered breaking down the download files into smaller increments, and say maybe 5-10 zip files to complete the download. But, wouldn't that confuse a new user (customer) as to having their purchase spread across 5-10 individual download links, as opposed to being delivered all-in-one compressed zip file?
I've considered adding download instructions, whereby they create a new folder with the "product name" - and upon completion, drag n' drop all the new download files into that folder to keep them organized. - Is that a plausible solution?
Being I am delivering this file from a shared HostGator server, I also wondered if the slow download speed is relative to being on cheap hosting provider?
Someone suggested using AWS/S3 which I am familiar with, but have never used... but, would that change the download speed of a file weighing in at 600mb's?
I just want to make sure before this site goes live, the product will be delivered smoothly, without getting a ton of customer support emails.
For the record, until now, most the downloads I delivered were smaller, like an ebook or a video... this is a larger package than I am used to delivering.