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#1 veronikaka

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 08:51 PM

Hi There,

We are a developing photographic company and are in the process of setting up photographes in different areas in our state.

We require them to send through their images at the end of each working day in their original size. They will be transfering approximately 200-300mb per day per photographer.

I have looked into FILE HOSTING sites. They are way too slow to transfer this size. We are based in Australia and most of the companies are in America which could contribute to this speed. If the internet cuts out or looses connection, this would interfere with the transfer

We need the images to be uploaded over night and ready for processing the following morning.

I have lookng into WEB HOSTING. Dont really understand too much of it but im sure it would be much like file hosting and the speed would be slow.

I have been told that setting up an FTP on the office computer. It hasnt been explained fully and before it is set up, i would like a second opinion... and third, and fourth. Hell, as much opinions as possible!!!!!

Any help would be much appreciated.

If chatting would be an easier way of communicating, my msn is ilonkaka@hotmail.com

Hope to hear from some of you soon :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 09:14 PM

You have a couple of options to do it.

Option 1. Create a server on your end, and setup an ftp access account. (this can be complicated)
Option 2. Pay for a web server, and setup an ftp account for the people to upload the images to.
Option 3. Use a torrent client (utorrent), and when the torrent file is emailed to you, you can download the files.

Option 1 will require you to know how to setup a web server, and although it isn't too hard, it can be a task at hand.

Option 2 is probably the easiest to do, but you then have to determine if your web host is going to allow you the proper bandwidth you'll need. But from what you mentioned, probably every web hosting would do.

Option 3 to me would be best in cases where you'll not have to be worried about bandwidth issues with hosting companies. The downfall with option 3 is that the photographers will need to know how to make .torrent files. Actually it'll take about 5 minutes to learn. It's really that easy to do. After they make the .torrent files, all they have to do is email them to you and you just download the torrent file to your computer, double-click on it, and it'll load up to be downloaded. You too, will need the torrent client. uTorrent is the best (to me),, and it'll create torrents for you too.

Once you get the hang of torrent clients, you'll be able to make, send, and receive your files in no time at all.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 10:19 AM

I have found FTP connections to be too slow, and there's too many folks out there trying to crack into FTP servers.

My alternative is to use pcAnywhere - it's faster, supports compression, and has encryption options to protect your data. And, it's easy to use.
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