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    Default WebDisk - very cool!

    As I was leaving on a road trip this weekend, I had a client request to upload some large art files for a project.

    I'm in the middle of packing, cleaning, printing directions, etc. and the last thing I wanted to take the time for was explaining the whole ftp upload process...and then....the light goes on! WEBDISK!

    I created a user for the webdisk, saved the script as a zip file and emailed it to my client - within 10 minutes, I had a confirmation from the client that he had uploaded the files!

    Yeah! Love the WebDisk! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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    Hmmm... will have to check that out. Do you have any tips to offer, or is it really that easy?

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    Oh, John-Marc - so EASY!

    When you create the user you can specify the directory, I did it as the username, then it automatically creates:
    user@domainname.com

    It also automatically creates the directory folder in your public_html directory. (Though I'm sure you wouldn't want to make this publicly accessible and I plan on deleting it as soon as I download the files as I didn't password protect it.)

    The client can just drag and drop files onto the server. So cool!

    The only suggestion I really have is if you plan on emailing the script - create a zip file with the script as the email client may flag it as a virus or malicious script.
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    One thing you might do is offer the setup script on your website to bypass any "would-be" email troubles that you might encounter getting the script to the client.
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    Good idea Matt, especially since I have the client area already created. I would just upload the script and then link to it from the page right?

    Thanks!
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    Only one way to find out, try it!

    (But the answer is yes, create a link to your zip file and when the user clicks it, they will be prompted to download the file)
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    got the message

    thanks for the response!
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    Thanks a lot for the Web disk info,,cheers.

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