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Is there a possibility to create a cloud repository/storage for certain users to have access to? I was looking for ways to use something like google drive, dropbox, and github on the site but i am not sure where to find an api or some way to implement it...

To sum things up, i just want to put google drive/dropbox/github/etc. on one of my sites for users to be able access files and download them.

Thanks.

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    You want your users to use your site to get to their storage? Or you want your site to connect to cloud storage so you have the ability to provide storage for users? Read More

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    diafol 3,720   3 Years Ago

    You still haven't answered whether you want your users to have write access to these files or have rights to upload their own files. This may determine which api or filesystem you adopt. Why don't you just use jsfiddle or pastebin and provide links to that? Haven't used it, but … Read More

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I think there is. most of these cloud services provide you with public url for accessing you file. so i think the way to go is manually generating these url and putting it in ur web page

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Yep.
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You want your users to use your site to get to their storage? Or you want your site to connect to cloud storage so you have the ability to provide storage for users?

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Yep.
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If you want to try, you could mount the drive to your server. But then you will need to implement authentication to identify that it is your user (may use .htaccess) in order to be sure who they are.

However, the way you want to do kind of defeating the idea of having your own private storage. Why not letting them access the drive directly??? Or you don't want to complicate them with the setting???

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a bit complex, but I am gonna put that on my to-do list :)
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So sounds like you want to create a shared repository? If users only have read rights, you may be just as well off with 'normal' fileserver storage. Will your users have delete, upload, edit rights?

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Well... all i am basically doing is making a site that stores all my code online. I want to use something like Google Drive and literally put on my site so that I or other can access it. Does any of those big companies provide any api's for this?

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You still haven't answered whether you want your users to have write access to these files or have rights to upload their own files. This may determine which api or filesystem you adopt.

Why don't you just use jsfiddle or pastebin and provide links to that?

Haven't used it, but what about this? http://phpfiddle.org/

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i like the link for other purposes
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You still haven't answered whether you want your users to have write access to these files or have rights to upload their own files.

Sorry about that, I didn't realize I forgot to answer that. I want to have the users to be able to access the files.

Why don't you just use jsfiddle or pastebin and provide links to that?

I want to personalize and have it on my own site. I always like to try new things even if it is going to be harder or not.

Haven't used it, but what about this? http://phpfiddle.org/

I haven't thought about that. I am going to have a look into that link.

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For some odd reason, I can't edit my last post. Anyways, I am exploring the link you provided me. I like what that site offers but I am curious to know, how do I use it in order to meet my needs?

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Some clarification is needed...

There is a difference in storing code so that others can view and access vs creating a site that let's users run and execute code.

The first is easier and all you need is space to store the info either in a database table or other source like flat files

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i am basically doing is making a site that stores all my code online.

If you need code versioning or collaboration too, there are ways to setup git (for example) on your shared host.

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I'm still struggling with whether or not users can 'change' your files from what you say:

I want to have the users to be able to access the files.

In response to my question:

You still haven't answered whether you want your users to have write access to these files or have rights to upload their own files

So do they have write access or not??

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