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Author: dsbrady Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 16444  
Subject: Re: Website Links Date: 1/5/2011 7:01 PM
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I have a rather small issue at work regarding our website, at least I think it's a small issue. The person who is taking care of our website wants to store pod casts on the web server. The problem is there is just not enough hard drive space. I told him I could create a share on another server and he can store the pod casts there and just link them from the website to them. He told me it couldn't be done that way. Is it possible to do it that way?

The way you've described it won't work, really, no, because the "share" isn't really web-accessible. However, what you can do, if your network allows this [I'm assuming your network and web site are all in-house, rather than on a shared host], is use that "share" as another web server. So, if your current web site is www.yourcompany.com, that one could be podcasts.yourcompany.com, which points to the second server. That way, you could link from your current web site to files on that second web server. This is basically what a lot of sites do for storing things like images -- some don't even use their servers, but they use another service such as Akamai to store their content (TMF does this, in fact -- some of their images are on g.fool.com, some are in Akamai, and some are on completely different servers from thos).

You might ask your web person if they could use a third party -- I've heard good things about Amazon S3 (http://aws.amazon.com/s3/), but it's not free.

dsbrady
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