Where do I store my downloads?

by Gertie
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Hi everyone.
I hope someone can help.
I'm quite newish to IM and I have a question that might seem odd to some.
I have an ebook that I want to give away to build my list, nothing unusual there...
But I have no idea how my subscribers can download it.
Do they download from my computer or is there somewhere on the net that I can put it for downloading.
OK so some might think that the answer is obvious but not to me so please try not to get annoyed at what might seem a silly question.
Where do your subscribers download your freebies from.
Thanks
Gertie
#downloads #store
  • Profile picture of the author davewebsmith
    are they going to pay for it? if not ... then upload it into a folder on your website like
    domain(dot)com/free-stuff/ebook.pdf

    if they are going to pay you would need to use a script to handle that ... if so i can advise a few options ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Gertie
      Hey Dave.
      Thanks for the quick reply.
      It will be a freebie via a squeeze page.
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      • Profile picture of the author davewebsmith
        Originally Posted by Gertie View Post

        Hey Dave.
        Thanks for the quick reply.
        It will be a freebie via a squeeze page.
        If you use Cpanel ... open it ... in the Files section you will see "File Manager" open it

        Find your site usually in the www folder

        create a new folder called "your-downloads" or something like that

        upload your ebook to the new folder

        eg) domain(dot)com/your-downloads/ebook.pdf

        if you are using a CPanel then you prob have PHP running

        You will need to make the folder inaccessible via the web ... Try this

        In the same folder you just created add a new file (on the left of new folder top of the file manager)

        in the text box type .... index.php

        once this is done ... you will see a small box in the centre/right side called "Reload"

        this will refresh the folder contents ... click in the index.php file and then click "edit" just above that ... this will allow you to edit the actual text inside the php file

        Paste the following into the php file and then save it
        Replace the "yoursite.com" with your domain

        <?php
        header( 'Location: http://www.yoursite.com/' ) ;
        ?>


        then test by going to domain(dot)com/your-folder and the site should redirect you to your home page

        Then you are sorted

        Just send you list the the link eg) domain(dot)com/your-downloads/ebook.pdf and they will be able to access your freebee

        davewebsmith
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        • Profile picture of the author Gertie
          WoW Dave.
          Thank you so much.
          I've copied and pasted into wordpad for future ref.
          Your a star.
          Gertie
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          • Profile picture of the author davewebsmith
            Originally Posted by Gertie View Post

            WoW Dave.
            Thank you so much.
            I've copied and pasted into wordpad for future ref.
            Your a star.
            Gertie
            No problemo ...
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            • Profile picture of the author Gertie
              Dave.
              Can I also have the script options you mentioned?
              Thanks
              Gertie
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              • Profile picture of the author davewebsmith
                Originally Posted by Gertie View Post

                Dave.
                Can I also have the script options you mentioned?
                Thanks
                Gertie
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
    Originally Posted by Gertie View Post

    Hi everyone.
    I hope someone can help.
    I'm quite newish to IM and I have a question that might seem odd to some.
    I have an ebook that I want to give away to build my list, nothing unusual there...
    But I have no idea how my subscribers can download it.
    Do they download from my computer or is there somewhere on the net that I can put it for downloading.
    OK so some might think that the answer is obvious but not to me so please try not to get annoyed at what might seem a silly question.
    Where do your subscribers download your freebies from.
    Thanks
    Gertie
    Hahahaha

    I remember having to ask exactly the same question on here many years ago...

    The answer is upload it to your site as a pdf file

    so any link that ends in .pdf will be downloadable if they right click and save as
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  • Profile picture of the author Derwin
    Yes you can upload your files to many free hosting websites. These are free. Then give URL to your clients and customers to download from there. If you have you own server or domain name then you can upload there and share the link, user name and password. Then your clients can download from there with the help of any ftp program.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gertie
      Thanks Derwin
      Everyone has been so helpful.
      Gert
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  • Profile picture of the author Trucker
    Holla,

    Storing your data to free hosts may be some time injurious as they are limited to some extent of time. There are a number of hosts like adrive, megaupload, RS that offer upload of data upto few Gbs & store them in your personal acocunt. But that too is limited to some time & it gets deleted from the DB.

    If someone purchases premium membership from such service providers then the client is still required to maintain service by paying lots of Bucks to them.

    so I feel getting own web hosting & web space account & putting data to it is more beneficial for a long term data maintenance.
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    • Profile picture of the author phmoisan
      Every time I saw that topic title, I passed.

      When I saw so many answers, I realized there must be something good in it.

      Boy, am I glad I did check it out.

      I intend to put give eBooks soon as PDFs, and I just learned here how to do it right.

      Thanks a lot, everyone !

      Philippe
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