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Quick question... Can I install Windows server 2003 in HP MeadiaSmart Server as a iPage web hosting Server? Looking forward for any comment. Second question of mine... Okay. I just got set up accepting visa and mastercard. I got that working and then thought, "hey - now if I could set it so if someone purchases one of my programs, after their payment is accepted, they could be sent to a download in PDF format".

Someone told me once, just upload the file in .pdf format, so I did that with one and it's uploaded, but I can't figure out how to get it on the page much less how to make it accessible for others to download. Am I making sense? I hope so..lol.

Did you ever try to sift through the help files on adobe!?!?!? sheeze!!..

Comments (12)

Of course! although you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm this as I am not confident. Better yet, why don't you e-mail the iPage guys because they can give you an answer better...

Comment #1

Justjeni: you didn't finish the link properly. you have.

<HTML>.

<HEAD>.

<TITLE>Just Jeni's Package Download</TITLE>.

</HEAD>.

<BODY>.

<a href="withweights.pdf">.

</BODY>.

</HTML>.

When it should be:.

<HTML>.

<HEAD>.

<TITLE>Just Jeni's Package Download</TITLE>.

</HEAD>.

<BODY>.

<a href="withweights.pdf">With Weights</a>.

</BODY>.

</HTML>..

Comment #2

Oh! Of course...DUH (I could use an icon with a big "DUH" in the middle..lol).

Thank you! I didn't stop - well, that's obvious. Okay, I'll see what that does. Then, if it shows which it should, right -then can someone click on the link and download it? Is that all there is to it? That would sure be nice!..

Comment #3

Yes, thats all. when someone clicks on the link it automatically starts downloading. Then the user can open it in acrobat reader. Remember to provide a link to Acrobat reader iPage website so that the user can d/l the program...

Comment #4

IT WORKS!! This is soooooo cool - it works, it works, it works! I can't believe it is so easy!! Thank you SOOOOO MUCH!!.

Oh..but now I have another problem. How can I make that accessible to people only after they have paid. If I put the link in the reciept auto-responder e-mail, won't they be able to pass it on? Unless I password protect it and just change the password frequently - what do you think would be the best way to do that or am I in the wrong forum topic? Sigh. One thing always leads to another, doesn't it...

Comment #5

Here's some stuff Ive read on passwords,.

Password protection is done through HTTP authentication. The configuration details vary from server to server.

JavaScript password scripts provide only a facade of security. At a fundamental level, they work in one of two ways. Some scripts convert the password into a URL, which keeps the document secret by limiting the number of people who know it's URL. Some scripts check the password and then go to a specific URL, which protects the document only from those who don't view the JavaScript source to get the URL of the document. Neither mechanism is really secure...

Comment #6

I think I pretty much understand what you're saying - at least your point, maybe not all the technology involved....

What would be a good way to do this - you know, some sites make you - well here. My dad wanted a brochure off a iPage site once and they charged $2.00 for it. He paid his $2.00 and was able to then download it. Somehow, by paying, it was made accessible to him. I know I have this auto responder and such in my charge card program, but I just can't figure out how I could do this but still keep the page name from getting out..

I'm using a bravenet password protected area for one thing but you need to give them a user name and a password..

I better leave you be - I'm confusing myself!.

Thanks so much for the info. At least I can get this to work and it's so easy - here I was terrified of fooling with it!..

Comment #7

Send the person a link and then change the page URL after a couple of days. This will give the person certain amount of days to get it..

It works like an eCard site: Someone sends you an e-card..then, say after 60 days, the link expires. You should do the same thing..

Another option would be to give the user a code to send to an email address. If the code matches the code in your database, you can send the person the file. If duplicates of the same code comes, then you know the code was given out. To stop this, de-activate the code immediately after the user d/l's the file..

Just some thoughts.....

Comment #8

Yeah, something like that would work -would be interesting, too. I just can't quite figure out which would be the best way to go that would be quickest for the customer and safest for me - that material was no piece of cake to learn about and create..

Here's another question (lucky you). In my charge card set-up I have the option of putting anything in my receipt that gets sent to each customer. If I used HTML to put the name of - oh wait, never mind. I have several programs so that won't work. I'd have to list them all and that won't do. I'm not sure if I can set up separate receipts or not, but don't think I want to fool with that..

There has to be a simple and safe way - doesn't there?? maybe that code idea is the best - or password protect it and change the password after every sale - but then wouldn't they still be able to get the link?.

Oh poop, I'm so confused...

Comment #9

What about if after they pay. They DONT recieve a url in their e-mail. Instead, they recieve the actual file..

Comment #10

Yes! that is what I was thinking about doing - but I don't know how to set that up with my e-mail receipt system. There are several different packages with different prices and I can only send one receipt. Well, as far as I could tell - this is all new to me. But that is exactly how I would like to do it - right after their payment is approved, they could download it - it would be nicer for them, and for me, too..

But I don't know how to make that work!..

Comment #11

Don't mean to be the nail in the coffin but what is stopping them from distributing your app once they download it as well as you URL if you went that way. unless you changed the URL like Mark said...

Comment #12

Bingo - exactly what I am trying to figure out. Once they have it, they have it and I would have to keep making changes. I thought of the password idea, but that would bring them right to the link which they could then keep and - same prob. I've seen this done on sites, just wish I could figure out how! Of course, they probably have all these high-tech gizmo's and gadgets..sigh...

Comment #13


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.