Using phpbb as a download site

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Using phpbb as a download site

Post by php_mike » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:39 pm

I have a need to share documentation, files and other things so was thinking about setting up a virtual host on one of our servers.

Then I had this thought, wondering if phpbb could be a good download server and maybe even safer than simply serving files up from a directory structure. I mean, I know users can upload files into their posts and things like that but in order to handle large numbers of files, that would be very tedious so maybe there are other ways.

Has anyone ever seen or done something like this using phpbb? I like to avoid plugins as much as possible and would prefer using as much of the built in functionality as possible.

I'd love to hear from others if you have such experience.

Thanks.

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Re: Using phpbb as a download site

Post by david63 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:43 pm

php_mike wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:39 pm
wondering if phpbb could be a good download server
phpBB is not a server - it is an application that runs on a server.

Whilst phpBB can be used to download files from what you are saying I would be inclined to look elsewhere for something that is more specificily designed to do what you are wanting.
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Re: Using phpbb as a download site

Post by php_mike » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:34 pm

You're mincing words for some reason. It should be pretty clear that I know what an application is versus a server.

"was thinking about setting up a virtual host on one of our servers"

Meaning at first I was thinking of simply creating a sub-domain for downloads on a server.
Then I was thinking about using the phpbb APP on the server.

Anyhow, there are many apps that could be re purposed for other things. Even if something is built to be one thing doesn't mean it cannot be used in another way. The point of my question was asking if phpbb might be a good solution for serving up files. I don't really want completely anonymous downloads and prefer that people would have to sign up in order to download. I like the idea of putting files in forums because it would also allow users to comment, make suggestions, offer input etc about that particular download.

I think I'm talking myself into the idea :).

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Re: Using phpbb as a download site

Post by stevemaury » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:54 pm

Try it. Let us know.
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