Mac Web Server Large File Support?

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  1. glazed macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    How can I server Large Files (>2GB files) on the Personal Web Server? And if I can't use that one - then are there any alternatives?

    regards,
    glazed
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Personal Web Server uses Apache, the most popular web server in the World. The US Army uses 4D WebSTAR for its Mac-based webserver.

    Word to the Wise: You are likely to make your ISP very unhappy if you attempt to serve files in the 2 GB size range. You should get its rate card for files of this size. You will probably be better served by getting a commercial host for your needs. You may be satisfied with one that will do the job free.
     
  3. glazed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your input, although You didn't answer my question as far as I can see.

    I am not going to host >2GB files on the internet. I am going to use the web server to transfer files to my Playstation 3. Using a web server is the only way to transfer files >4GB since the external USB disks you plug in the PS3 must be formatted as FAT32 which has a 4GB limit.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    That is certainly doable - Apache has no internal file size limit, and can handle files as big as the host operating system can. Basically, I don't see any reason why what you're trying to do wouldn't work. :)
     

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