share a folder on the internet

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Taurus, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Messages:
    3,206
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    when it comes to networking, i'm pretty much a novice. what i need is to have a folder on my win7 machine that i can assign a URL to so i can access files from anywhere. between win7 and my router (D-Link DIR-655), i would think there is a way to do this without any extra software. someone please do your best to give me setp-by-step instructions. :squareeye

    edit: do i use the virtual server option on my router?
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2009
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

    Messages:
    7,027
    Location:
    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
    you would need to install something like Apache, Lighttpd, nginx, IIS and then sort out port forwarding from your router to your pc. Then you'll need a dynamic IP mapper from someone like no-ip.org.
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Messages:
    3,206
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    damn, i thought it would be more simple than that. :dead: well, i'll get around to playing with it someday. thanks.
     
  4. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Messages:
    5,015
    Location:
    Happy Valley
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    2,934
    Location:
    Seattle
    You could install FileZilla server on the PC that will share the folder.
     
  6. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

    Messages:
    5,275
    Location:
    NY, USA
    You could also use something like dropbox without having to setup a web/FTP server.
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Messages:
    5,015
    Location:
    Happy Valley
    That dropbox is cool ...
     
  8. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

    Messages:
    529
    +1 here. I've used HFS for years in combination with dyndns.org and dyndns updater.
     
  9. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Messages:
    5,015
    Location:
    Happy Valley
    I like it also ...