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  • Started 5 years ago by tpytlarz
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • tpytlarz Member

    I am a happy, registered Fetch user. I probably don't use anywhere near as many features as I could - or should!

    Can I use Fetch to upload large files that clients can then download off my webpage? Some stock photos ready for publication go upwards of 40MB. Instead of sending CD's or paying for a web based storage site, can I use Fetch for this service?

    Thanks.

    Terry

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Terry,

    Thanks for being a Fetch customer!

    Well, the answer to your question is yes for one part, and no for another.

    Yes, you can use Fetch to upload files as large as 40 MB to a server for downloading off a webpage.

    However, Fetch does not provide a service or servers for storing files; we are not a hosting provider. We just make the Fetch program that lets you move files from your Mac to servers run by other companies or people.

    So, you would need to find a hosting provider that provides enough space for storing files that large, and that would probably cost money.

    Also - and you may be aware of this already - uploading files is often quite a bit slower than downloading files (most Internet providers deliberately design their connections to be faster for downloading than uploading), and you might find that uploading 40 MB files takes long enough that you'd prefer to send a CD! But whether that's true or not depends on the speed of your Internet connection, you'd want to do a test to find out if that was the case. And many providers offer different levels of service, so if your current speed isn't fast enough, you might be able to upgrade to a faster connection (for a price, of course).

    I hope this answers your question, please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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