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    Anyone know of a script like this?

    I'm looking for a script that will allow us to upload our entire document database to our online site - and only allow our users to view documents that they have paid for - and we manually grant them access to.

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    What kind of documents ... filetype?
    And how large might the files be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim View Post
    What kind of documents ... filetype?
    And how large might the files be?
    PDF's and DOCX's

    Maybe 5 mb tops

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    Unless you specify what language(s) you have access to, your request is virtually meaningless.

    It's a bit like going into a map shop and saying I want a map to show me how to get from point A to point B but I'm not going to tell you what points A and B are.

    At the very least, where ever you "upload" to will need a database to keep track of the documents and who has access to what documents.

    You'll need to give a lot more details regarding what you want to do.
    The language is irrelevant - I'm looking for any script capable of doing the function required, therefore any language will do. Rather than limit the potential results to a pool, I felt that there would be a better chance if the criteria were no so stringent.

    That would be like saying, help I'm drowning and I need someone to save me - but send a fat guy I can use as a flotation device if I need to. In parallel, the specifics of who would save, or in his case the language of the script, is pointless as is the fixation on the criteria of such - the important part is that the unlucky fellow does not drown; that a script capable of doing this ask is found, as there is likely more than one person that can save him, and do a better job at that than the "fat guy" or "specific script" could have done.

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    Google is your "fat man" ...

    http://www.google.com/search?q=php+a...em&btnG=Search

    What you're looking for isn't just a simple upload script, you need to have
    a complete user register/login system with admin file upload, a credit card
    payment gateway, and a download system for the people who payed.

    I'm showing you PHP script examples.
    Some you have to pay for, others might be free.
    Some have minimal features, some have too many features.

    And the language is relevant because your choice may determine different kinds of servers.

    I'm also guessing you'll have to hire a programmer or someone to help you with this.
    Because you're not sure what to search for on Google, I can only assume you are not a programmer.



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    Quote Originally Posted by iBall View Post
    Do you have PHP installed?
    Of course! My mistake, I assumed everyone always installed PHP.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim View Post
    ...I can only assume you are not a programmer.
    Far from it - I've never even come into contact with AJAX so I didn't know that could be important to me here.

    Thank you both

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    Well you do need to tell us something , like is your 'online site' on a windows server or a linux server? language IS relevant since if you are linux hosted then .NET is mostly out of the question.

    Is your website custom built, made in frontpage use a cms or a framework (wordpress etc)? , without this info its pretty pointless suggesting anything further since there are millions (well 42 actually) ways of doing this but only 1 of them is likely to be of any help.
    resistance is...

    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)

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    Website is hosted on a linux server running a custom built HTML/PHP site

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    say you have document 1,2 and 3 - 500
    will user A have access to all these documents if they have paid ? or just a subset ?

    I ask because if once you have paid you get access to everything then you could just FTP everything up and only grant FTP access to those who have paid, if not then you will need some scripting
    resistance is...

    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)

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    Sorry for the late response - work's been hell.
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    I think we're going to use the FTP idea, but set it up in a manner of FTP through the web browser; I doubt many of our clients even know what FileZilla is


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