Master_Cylinder wrote:What kind of *host* has no way to upload files? If they don't allow FTP then they have a file manager to upload files.
Free hosts for example frequently have restrictions on uploading files with a file manager or by ftp protocol or limitation on direct accessing to phpmyadmin interface usually needed to restore a db backup. There are a bunch of hosts around there that offers free profiles that are limited in various manner: these are just few of the findable limitations.
I know it is kinda tedious to think about all these kind of "strange" situations and remedy at, but not all user can have the money to buy a paying hosting service.
Phpbb may be a cms that take into account situation like that or not. It is just a question of point of view, nothing is mandatory, of course. Just an idea to evaluate. In my humble opinion a good one
Also, if implemented, it can be an enormous advantage for that users that don't have the know how to do that operation by ftp or host control panel but they can admin their site completely from the same interface: the phpbb easy
Also having the possibility to save by downloading in a local computer the bk file, but not the possibility to upload it, it is not equilibrate.
I think that the same reasoning can be done for style exportation: if I can export db bk or styles bk from server to local but I can't restore them if needed why to have the "export" feature? Isn't it pretty unuseful?
IMHO things have to be balanced: one without the other give me a sense of incompleteness.