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10-18-2012, 01:04 AM
What is the best way to treat large files for uploading?

I have a need of uploading file that are upto 350 megs and etc..

and need to either upload via ftp and make a nice download page with database for them..

not sure what to do?

any thoughts?

and can you actually upload to a host of 350 megs via http? or should you?

Thanks, Slayer.

10-18-2012, 01:31 AM
To be honest, you're rarely going to be on any server that will allow you to upload that size of file via http unless you have a vps / dedicated server of your own. Thats because of the way apache and php are setup and the max file sizes etc.

The only way I see around it is ftp. You could combine that with a flash app embedded in the page that will accept the file and then perform the upload via ftp itself while displaying a progress bar or something.

Thats the most I can advise, I can only assume flash has this capability - it's been 10 years (or more) since I last used flash and back then it was version 4 :eek:

10-18-2012, 04:02 AM
You can do chunked uploading to get around that file size limit. Here is an example for Plupload: http://www.plupload.com/example_queuewidget.php

10-21-2012, 06:00 PM
Thanks guys for the information, I will look deeper into the situation and see what I can do based on your help

Sorry it took so long to say thanks.