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I'm building a file server using Ubuntu.

I want to setup an HTML based file upload/download system where I can create accounts for a few users and allow each user access certain folders. So that the user would open it like a webpage using a web browser and then uploads and downloads files, not needing special setup for the computer.

Is there a ready made solution for that purpose? Will I have to code it?


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Why not WebDAV? – Benjamin Bannier Dec 9 '10 at 6:00
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If you can set up a webserver with PHP and MySQL (Ubuntu Server can do it mostly automatically), you can use one of a number of prebuilt PHP solutions:

Check out Ubuntu Server's server set-up wizard. It'll get you going with Apache and MySQL pretty quickly, with a decent default configuration. Be cautious if you plan on exposing this to the internet, though.

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