Reliable server to host my shareware app?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Hi,



I have written a shareware app, that really isn't a big deal, but I'm going to unleash it on to the general public just in case someone buys it. Anyhow, I am looking for a quick and free way to upload it to the net so that people will be able to get at it (with decent download speeds). Any ideas?



Thanks,



Dave



(As to the program, I will announce it once it is up and running)

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    Hey there, one easy solution is to simply use Apple's iTools. I have seen several shareware tools availabel through iTools sites, and you could use Kagi for product authorization.
  • Reply 2 of 9
    Try tucows,ZDnet,and the hyper-Mac repository
  • Reply 3 of 9
    imacfanimacfan Posts: 444member
    I'm actually looking for sites to host the file, not just a link - any other ideas apart from Apple (iTools somehow never works for me)?



    P.S. I already am using Kagi!



    Dave



    [ 02-07-2002: Message edited by: iMacfan ]</p>
  • Reply 4 of 9
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    [quote]Originally posted by iMacfan:

    <strong>I'm actually looking for sites to host the file, not just a link - any other ideas apart from Apple (iTools somehow never works for me)?



    P.S. I already am using Kagi!



    Dave



    [ 02-07-2002: Message edited by: iMacfan ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    What type of shareware is it? What does it do?
  • Reply 5 of 9
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    <a href="http://www.pair.com"; target="_blank">www.pair.com</a>



    Hosting is cheap.



    4.95 US gives you 100MB of space
  • Reply 6 of 9
    imacfanimacfan Posts: 444member
    I now think that I will use Tucows. One question though - can I link directly to the file on Tucows (not an info page) from another site?



    Thanks for all your help,



    David
  • Reply 7 of 9
    spotbugspotbug Posts: 361member
    [quote]Originally posted by iMacfan:

    <strong>can I link directly to the file on Tucows (not an info page) from another site?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    If you want free bandwith, it's not too much for them to ask that you link to their site rather than just the direct download. They have to pay for that bandwith you're using - you should let them have that tiny amount advertising revenue they get when somebody goes to the "info" page.



    I use pair.com for my serving (web and files). They're very good and fairly priced.
  • Reply 8 of 9
  • Reply 9 of 9
    Well, if you're really anti-Microsoft at heart, and would get a kick out of having a statement to that effect in your URL, I'll host it for you. Your URL would then be something like:



    <a href="http://www.****microsoft.com/whatever/"; target="_blank">http://www.****microsoft.com/whatever/</a>;



    or



    <a href="http://whatever.****microsoft.com"; target="_blank">http://whatever.****microsoft.com</a>;



    (AI's going to censor the URL, but it's "the F word.")



    Interested? Drop me a line at [email protected]
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