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How to download your files via HTTP
In order to be able to download your files via HTTP you will need to follow this wiki step by step.
- Login into your SSH via terminal or by Kitty if you are on Windows OS.
Once you're logged in into your SSH you will have move you "www/" directory by typing:
Once we are in the
wwwdirectory we need to make a shortcut to your desired folder so that you can see it on your HTTP link. I will use "torrents/data" directory for an example because by default the files you download to your Box are placed there.
Create a symlink by typing the next command:
ln -s ~/torrents/data/ data
This will create a symlink/shortcut from your
torrents/data to your
www directory and when you type
ls -la it should look like this:
after you create a symlink, type
cd to return to your home directory.
We need to protect HTTP access so when you try to open the
data folder it will ask you for a username and password.
- Type this command:
htpasswd -c /home/hdxx/username/.http-password usernameand change the hd and username with your own. If you're unsure what your home folder or hd is, you can always check that by going to your Account details. For example it would look like this for me:
htpasswd -c /home/hd1/alchemist/.http-password alchemist
Once you type the command you will be asked for a password and then again to confirm it.
We disable all directory indexes in Apache by default for security reasons. However by creating a custom .htaccess file you can overwrite our defaults.
- To create .htaccess file you will need to type :
And copy the form bellow:
Options +Indexes AuthType Basic AuthName "My files" AuthUserFile /home/hdx/username/.http-password Require valid-user
and edit the part
AuthUserFile /home/hdx/username/.http-password with the hd and username that is yours. Once you changed it press
ctrl+o to save the file and then press
ctrl+x to exit that file.
- To access your HTTP link you can go to your Account details and click the HTTP link as shown below:
Or by typing
and changing the username and servername with your own.
- To access your folders that you have setup (in my example it's
datafolder) just add
/datato the url :
If you followed this wiki steps you should be able to access and download your files via HTTP.
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