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Can I use my HostGator account to send large files?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by andrej, Jul 11, 2014.

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    I wonder if I can use my HostGator hosting account to send large files to my web design client? I upload the files via FTP and they are zipped PSD files. Every file is downloaded just 1, maybe 2 times. Some files have 10MBs, other have 40MBs.

    Is this allowed? Or can I get my hosting account suspended for this?
     
    andrej, Jul 11, 2014 IP
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    ironcladservers Well-Known Member

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    I don't see why this would be an issue really, doesn't sound that resource intensive. What I don't understand is why you don't just send the files directly and avoid having to do that altogether? It just increases the amount of time it takes the client to get the files.
     
    ironcladservers, Jul 11, 2014 IP
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    MilesWeb Well-Known Member

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    If you are using a shared hosting account then you should find out the attachment size limit. Usually on shared hosting such restrictions are set.
     
    MilesWeb, Jul 11, 2014 IP
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    KillaKeith Well-Known Member

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    From what I'm reading in their support forums and TOS, you could have your account suspended if you are caught. Photo/file sharing scripts are prohibited as per the TOS. If the files are large (as graphics files tend to be), I'm sure the resource spike will pop a flag.

    Unacceptable Resource Usage.
    1. You may not:
      1. Use twenty-five percent (25%) or more of our system resources for longer than ninety (90) seconds at a time. Activities that could cause this excessive use, include but are not limited to: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.

    Uploading/downloading large files will, inevitably, trigger this flag at some point. I would email them and see what they are willing to offer as a compromise.
     
    KillaKeith, Jul 13, 2014 IP
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    paullopez Active Member

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    You will get the most appropriate answer if you ask this question to Hostgator support team via Phone or Live chat.
     
    paullopez, Jul 15, 2014 IP
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    andrej Notable Member

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    Thank you guys for your replies. I contacted the HostGator support regarding this and they told me that this should not be an issue.
     
    andrej, Jul 15, 2014 IP
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    hosting_spec80 Active Member

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    I guess Hostgator has different file limits on different servers. In case you need to increase them, you can do this via your custom php.ini file or just ask support to do this.
     
    hosting_spec80, Jul 16, 2014 IP
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    Md Shajahan Miah Member

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    That is interesting that Hostgator said it shouldn't be a problem.
    I have actually been contacted by Godaddy before for being in violation of their TOS for hosting large files that are shared with my clients. I guess Hostgator doesn't mind if they are smaller files but I would be careful if you start adding a lot or they increase in size.

    I have since switched to sending files to my clients with a dedicated online service. I am currently sending all of my website designs and files through https://www.securelysend.com
     
    bcsman, Oct 16, 2014 IP
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    Cloudcandy Host Member

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    @bcsman I guess its a case where the OP doesn't have too Big a file. As per my knowledge you're better of with using a third party service like Dropbox or Skydrive to share your files rather then Taking the trouble to share your files over the Hosting
     
    Cloudcandy Host, Oct 18, 2014 IP
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    King-Servers Greenhorn

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    File limits are different for every hosting companies. You will have to contact there support department to get proper information.
     
    King-Servers, Oct 31, 2014 IP
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    matt_62 Prominent Member

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    reading really isnt your strong point is it? Perhaps try reading comment #6
     
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    It's an ever recurring problem on this forum these days, I assume it's just to try and artificially inflate their post count.
     
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