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Preventing unauthorized download

Thread began 8/13/2009 3:54 pm by bac4571381904 | Last modified 8/18/2009 4:38 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1181 views | 3 replies |

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Preventing unauthorized download

Hi i recently bought the webassist super suite and i want to create an commerce website that involves only downloaded products. I was looking at the ecart videos and it says to store your files outside of the webroot to prevent unauthorized downloads. But i called my hosting provider(lunarpages) and they say i cant store my files outsite of the webroot. Is there a way to store my files so only the people that have purchased the product can download it.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The reason to store the files outside of the webroot is to prevent site visitors from accessing the files directly by typing in the URL:
coolFile.mp3

There is not a way to lock access out by URL but still allow access through the Download server behavior.

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bac4571381904

Oh ok i just got lunarpages(shared hosting) because they have an smtp limit of 500 emails per hour because I want to have a newsletter subscription on my site but i also want to sell downloads but they wont let me store files outside of the web root. Can you give me a few options as far as webhosting companies that will let me have high smtp limits and will let me store files outside of the web root and are cost effective.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

We usually dont like to suggest hosting companies. We have experiences using 1 and 1 hosting, but I cannot speak to there SMTP limits.

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