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I've had a request from a client for a basic restaurant website, 1 page, which is linked to 2 pdf menus.

They want to be able to update the PDF's but I already know now that they won't be able to handle using FTP for this.

Since it is such a simple website I don't really want to have to invest in setting up a full on CMS for them just to handle uploading a couple of PDF's.

Are there any services who could host the file in such a way that it is ridiculously easy for them to upload the file and have it preserve the original link from the website?

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closed as off-topic by Canadian Luke, slhck Nov 18 '13 at 5:09

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Dropbox, though it no longer includes the Public folder by default in a new account, still allows you to enable it. Links to files in your Public folder are fixed, even when the files are updated, as long as the file names are not modified.

It's easy, and I can't imagine your restaurant owner will have PDF menus that exceed the allotted space of a free account.

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Ah I didn't realise the links were fixed. I'll look into this cheers – Marklar Nov 18 '13 at 4:32

amazon s3 maybe ? hosting the website out of the s3 bucket

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Amazon S3 isn't exactly simple to manage if a person cannot log into a stored ftp website and upload a file. – Ramhound Nov 18 '13 at 2:25
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last time i left something like that as a comment, i got told it should have been an answer. @ramhound, s3 isn't hard. Login with a gui, upload the file with a single click; done. I realise it's a big scary service, but their requirements need none of those bits. – Sirex Nov 18 '13 at 2:40
I'm going to have a look at the dropbox route, if that fails I think this will be a good option. Cheers – Marklar Nov 18 '13 at 4:33

Dropbox can host static files no issue, and the link is based on the filename. It even does versioning, and there's a few services that let you use a properish domain name or even a mini cms. You can then use the dropbox client on a supported system or the website to update. Easy as can be.

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