[ubuntu-uk] Very Off Topic - Apologies in advance.

Philip Newborough corenominal at corenominal.org
Thu Apr 14 15:03:33 UTC 2011


On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 3:45 PM, Tyler J. Wagner <tyler at tolaris.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-04-14 at 15:28 +0100, Dave Hanson wrote:
>> I need some sort of ecommerce plugin for Wordpress which will allow
>> clients, and myself to upload large files (HDD Images, so I'm talking
>> GB's) and take payment from them for recovering their files and things -
>> Obviosly not every job would involve huge amounts of data, but some may.
>
> I don't think you'll be able to accept such large files. Is the PHP
> upload size limited by available RAM? Even if not, even a typical disk
> image is 250 GB these days, and the smallest harddrives people still
> regularly use are 40 GB.
>

It is probably doable, but probably not practical, at those sizes it
would be quicker to use snail mail. Also, I am not sure what volume of
business you will be doing, but snail mail would probably be much
cheaper too.

If I was going to provide this service online, my main concern, after
setting up the hosting provisions, would be the client's connection,
as it would be an unknown entity. I would hate to have spent time and
money setting it up, only for it to be useless for the majority of
clients. :(

I hope this has not put too much of a downer on your idea. Providing a
data recovery service is cool, I am just not sure about the need to
make it more complicated than need be.

Good luck with it! :)

 -- Philip



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