I have an interesting situation at hand.
I already succeeded in uploading files (.doc, .docx, etc) to both the database and a folder on the server. I can also download the files to client systems successfully without any issue.
However, my manager wants people to be able to see the content of some of the file on the home page of our website. I've been thinking on how to extract the content of the files (stored in database and server) and then display it on the page.
He says the files can be updated from time to time, thus the display should be the most recent update. This is why I've been thinking of extracting the content of the data already uploaded.