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How to create a download for your websites visitors?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:42 pm
by Pablo
Sometimes you want your website visitor to be able to download a file from your website, such as a .pdf, mp, .exe, .zip, etc….

This is very easy to do, please follow the below instructions...

1) When creating a file that is designed to be downloaded, it is extremely important that you keep the file name as short as possible and do not use any capital letters, spaces or punctuation marks.

2) Upload the file you want your visitor to be able to download into a folder on your website. You can upload via FTP or (if your webhost supports this) through the File Manager in the control panel of your website.
There's also a FTP Manager add-on available in the download section of this website.

Let's look at the example of the domain name . We want to provide WYSIWYG Web Builder as a download to our visitors...

a) We created a file zip file called
b) We uploaded to our website. Is this example to the root of the website.

Thats it!

The download link is , anybody who clicks this link will download the WYSIWYG Web Builder.

Let's Recap....

Your Domain Name + File = Downloadable link

a) every valid http link starts with http://

b) is the domain name

c) is the file

d) we seperate the two with a slash /

e) and we get the downloadable link

Related tutorial:

Thanks to Mario;)

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:06 pm
by Pablo
If your website supports PHP then this may also be an easy solution for multiple files: