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API for free softwares?

Discussion in 'General Scripting Chat' started by kitjaii, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. kitjaii

    kitjaii Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm planning to create a website where users can download software's for free. These are generally demos and free trails . I'm wondering if I need to manually upload files on my vps and users can download from my backend or are there certain API where there is already a whole list of software's contained already where I can just install the API on my end.

    Thanks
     
  2. reapV

    reapV Registered Member

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    I don't quite understand what you try to achieve.

    Do you want to enable your users to download files? That should be fairly easy with php. You could also think about installing a FTP on your server, but make sure it is bullet-proof.

    If you want to offer specific services (data, web-service calls, small procedures) you can build a php API. There are tons of tutorials and coding examples on the web:
     
  3. solventnine

    solventnine Junior Member

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    You're pretty much going to have to write the API, but that might turn into a worthwhile service. Companies want users on their site so they can make the upsell.
     
  4. rish.kewl

    rish.kewl Newbie

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    There is no need to host the file yourself, you can link to files hosted on other servers. Probably using Wordpress/Joomla with any download manager plugin might help you get started