How to setup a customer file preview area.
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 17 September 2006 12:11 AM
This article describes how you can provide an area for customers to preview, and download files or artwork over the internet. Sometimes sending these files by email can lead to problems with "free email" providers or long downloads. To avoid that you should setup a "Customer Preview Area" so that all you will need to send them is a link by email.
Path to Virtual Dircetory: (leave empty)
Virtual Directory Name: clients
Physical Folder: checked
Physical Folder: (browse to the newly created "clients" directory under wwwroot)
Directory Browsing: checked
Leave remaining options blank.
Now visit the folder: "http://www.your_domain.com/clients/mycustomer"
You can keep adding new "customer" sub-directories in your clients directory. They should be names uniquely so that no one can guess that customers directory. The files you store should not be anything that can't be seen by others just in case.
Also See: FTP
Also See: Virtual Directories
Also See: Directory Browsing