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Is anyone actively selling Downloads?

    Jan 23 2014 19:42:59

    #1

    paul_richardson

    Join date : 2008-10-04      Posts : 70

    Hi Guys,

    If anyone is actively selling downloads, I would love to hear how you set it up so that customers don't get access to all the files in the directory, when they only paid for 1.

    Regards,

    Paul



    Jan 23 2014 21:48:01

    #2

    Debbie Q

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 4998

    I have my server setup so they cannot access the folder. If they back track on the URL they get a "Forbidden" message and not a list of the files.

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    Jan 24 2014 18:08:33

    #3

    paul_richardson

    Join date : 2008-10-04      Posts : 70

    Debbie Q said I have my server setup so they cannot access the folder. If they back track on the URL they get a "Forbidden" message and not a list of the files.

    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for your reply, I have two questions if you don't mind.

    1) How do you stop access to the folder, but still allow them to download the file?

    2) I understand they cannot back track to the folder if it is set up like yours, but what would happen if they "worked out" what the URL would be for another file and entered that?

    For example if they paid for the file Download01 and I was also selling Download02 it sounds like they could easily work out the relationship between the files.

    Regards,

    Paul



    Jan 24 2014 21:01:43

    #4

    Debbie Q

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 4998

    I guess you need to be more creative with your file names. Or use Link-loc.

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    Jan 31 2014 01:01:37

    #5

    Nate

    Join date : 2010-05-20      Posts : 28

    Just use LinkLok, that's what I use. It hides the location of the file and encrypts the download link. You can set expire time and a bunch of other cool features.

    http://www.vibralogix.com/linklokme/



    Feb 02 2014 17:36:12

    #6

    paul_richardson

    Join date : 2008-10-04      Posts : 70

    Debbie Q said I have my server setup so they cannot access the folder. If they back track on the URL they get a "Forbidden" message and not a list of the files.

    Hi Debbie,

    I'm still playing with this idea and I wondered how you set up the server so public access to a folder is not possible.

    I've looked at the settings on my namesco control panel, but can't see anything obvious.

    I've figured a way to get random file names, by using this web site:-

    http://passwordsgenerator.net/

    Regards,

    Paul



    Feb 02 2014 23:05:47

    #7

    Debbie Q

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 4998

    In cPanel it is called index manager but it is just editing the htaccess file. http://www.thesitewizard.com/apache/prevent-directory-listing-htaccess.shtml

    I believe you can also stop them from seeing the directory by making an index.html file and putting it in the folder.

    Debbie Q

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    Feb 11 2014 07:32:38

    #8

    paul_richardson

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    Debbie Q said In cPanel it is called index manager but it is just editing the htaccess file. http://www.thesitewizard.com/apache/prevent-directory-listing-htaccess.shtml

    I believe you can also stop them from seeing the directory by making an index.html file and putting it in the folder.


    Hi Debbie,

    Done all that and now have a Forbidden folder, imaginative file name a test page with a down-loadable product on it and the product entered into my download database within Mal's Cart.

    When I test it, everything seems to work, I can add the product to my cart and pay for it with no problems.

    I get email confirmation, my imaginary customer gets email confirmation, BUT no file to download.

    What have I done wrong?

    Here's the Buy Now Button:-

    <form action=http://ww5.aitsafe.com/cf/add.cfm method=post>
    <input type="hidden" name="return" value="www.craftee.co.uk/downloads01.html#ifd101">;
    <input type=hidden name=userid value=78209165>
    <input type=hidden name=pcode value=ifd101>
    <input type="hidden" name="noship" value="1">
    <input type=submit value="Buy Now">
    </form>

    Here's the entry from Mal's database:-

    ifd101 Circle Iris Folding Template 0.50 <a href=http://www.craftee.co.uk/DrYxlN99x00WczO/ifd101-8pNKR4.pdf</a>

    This is copied from my Cart set up page, so is not formatted as a database entry.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    Paul



    Feb 11 2014 09:25:38

    #9

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3243

    Replace:
    <a href=http://www.craftee.co.uk/DrYxlN99x00WczO/ifd101-8pNKR4.pdf</a>

    with

    <a href="http://www.craftee.co.uk/DrYxlN99x00WczO/ifd101-8pNKR4.pdf">Your download</a>

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    Feb 11 2014 20:03:50

    #10

    paul_richardson

    Join date : 2008-10-04      Posts : 70

    Hi GT,

    Thanks for the amendment, I've done as you suggested and it worked, up to a point.

    During my test I wound up on a page with the link, but no instructions on how to proceed.

    Is that the "normal" landing page after a payment, or a special one for downloads?

    If it downloads only there are no instructions on how to proceed.

    I have a custom thank you page http://www.craftee.co.uk/thankyou.html but I didn't see that.

    I'm not sure that the standard download selling implementation is up to scratch with the rest of Mal's cart.

    Regards,

    Paul



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