i am a self-teach-as-i-go kind on person, and this is my first encounter with uploading to a server, websites and all
i have written an AIR app in which the user chooses pictures from his/her computer and fills out numerous forms. at the end i want to upload all this data to my server
currently, all the data folder gets compressed to a single zip file (using noChump zip library). i did this for simplicity reasons (uploading only a single file) - the size is the same. this files can get up to 200mb in size
as a server, i have one domain I have bought and currently only a small space (1G - basic). I control it using Parallels® Plesk panel (default from the company i bought the domain and space from)
I have no knowledge other then as3 (thanks, OReilly!), so i thought of something that doesn't require server side scripting.
after messing around a bit i found the code at this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2285645/flex-crossdomain-xml-file-and-ftp
(thank you Joshua). please look at that code, basically, it uploads through a socket
I fixed it up a bit and was able to upload a 64mb zip file to my httpdocs folder in my domain. this included hard coding my username and password
looking at my site managing panel i see the file created and expanding in size, end at the end i even dowloaded the zip and decompressed it - all well.
my questions are:
the upload continued even when i exit my air app! how does this work?
i cant get progress events to fire (this relates to question 1).
this domain also holds my web page. is httpdocs the correct folder to put in user data? how do i give each user their own username and password?
is this the right way to go anyway? remember file sizes could reach 200mb and also, secure transferring is not a must
hope you guys can make sense in the mess