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jamilou
Level 7

Free Webserver suggestions

Hello,

I'm actually using "e-monsite" to host my XML files but it's driving me crazy.
When I upload categories.xml and then upload it the second time, the website renames it categories1.xml.
When I delete categories.xml and then upload it again, the website re-add the deleted one instead of the new one. This is the reason why I'm looking for a new hosting website to upload my XML files.

Thank you for your help.

Jamal
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Free Webserver suggestions

I use Google AppEngine. It's free, fast and reliable, at least for the things I use it for (hosting static web content and scripts). Some features, like databases, you'd have to pay for. For many people it is a little tricky to set up, however. I've heard that Google Drive is a good option, too, if you're just hosting static content like XML files.
https://github.com/belltown/
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jamilou
Level 7

Re: Free Webserver suggestions

"belltown" wrote:
I use Google AppEngine. It's free, fast and reliable, at least for the things I use it for (hosting static web content and scripts). Some features, like databases, you'd have to pay for. For many people it is a little tricky to set up, however. I've heard that Google Drive is a good option, too, if you're just hosting static content like XML files.


Thank you for your replay.
Google AppEngine asks for credit card number and I'm not sure I wanna put it.
For Google Drive I uploaded my XML file and the link I get is as follows : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6W6tF3VjBkQ0E/view
but I can't figure out how to insert it in my categoryFeed.brs

The categoryFeed format is as follows :
conn.UrlPrefix   = "http://xyz.e-monsite.com/medias/files"
conn.UrlCategoryFeed = conn.UrlPrefix + "/categories-4.xml"


Can you help please ?

Thank you
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Free Webserver suggestions

"jamilou" wrote:
Google AppEngine asks for credit card number and I'm not sure I wanna put it.

It looks like they changed things since I signed up a few years ago.

"jamilou" wrote:
For Google Drive I uploaded my XML file and the link I get is as follows : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6W6tF3VjBkQ0E/view
but I can't figure out how to insert it in my categoryFeed.brs

The url for a Google Drive download link will be something like: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=FILE_ID
You can get FILE_ID by right-clicking on the file and selecting 'Get shareable link'. It's the part of the shareable link that comes after ?id=

EDIT: It looks like the Google Drive web page feature will be discontinued on Aug 31, 2016. (https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2881970?hl=en)

You could also look into Dropbox, pastebin, and GitHub. At one time or another they used to work for hosting static files, but I'm not sure if they do any more.
https://github.com/belltown/
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jamilou
Level 7

Re: Free Webserver suggestions

Hello,

Thank you for your suggestions.

I started using Pastebin as you suggested and when I paste my code and click on "Raw" I get the followink kind of link :

http://pastebin.com/raw/XXXYYYZZZZ

How do I integrate it in my code ?

My code to access my XML file is as follow :

conn.UrlPrefix   = "http://test.e-monsite.com/medias/files"
conn.UrlCategoryFeed = conn.UrlPrefix + "/categories.xml"


Thank you a lot for your help. I'm not a programmer and I'm trying to figure this out (and english is not my mother tongue as well, so it's not that easy Smiley Happy )
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Free Webserver suggestions

"jamilou" wrote:
Hello,

Thank you for your suggestions.

I started using Pastebin as you suggested and when I paste my code and click on "Raw" I get the followink kind of link :

http://pastebin.com/raw/XXXYYYZZZZ

How do I integrate it in my code ?

My code to access my XML file is as follow :

conn.UrlPrefix = "http://test.e-monsite.com/medias/files"
conn.UrlCategoryFeed = conn.UrlPrefix + "/categories.xml"


Thank you a lot for your help. I'm not a programmer and I'm trying to figure this out (and english is not my mother tongue as well, so it's not that easy Smiley Happy )


conn.UrlPrefix = "http://pastebin.com/raw"
conn.UrlCategoryFeed = conn.UrlPrefix + "/XXXYYYZZZZ"
https://github.com/belltown/
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jamilou
Level 7

Re: Free Webserver suggestions

"belltown" wrote:
"jamilou" wrote:
Hello,

Thank you for your suggestions.

I started using Pastebin as you suggested and when I paste my code and click on "Raw" I get the followink kind of link :

http://pastebin.com/raw/XXXYYYZZZZ

How do I integrate it in my code ?

My code to access my XML file is as follow :

conn.UrlPrefix = "http://test.e-monsite.com/medias/files"
conn.UrlCategoryFeed = conn.UrlPrefix + "/categories.xml"


Thank you a lot for your help. I'm not a programmer and I'm trying to figure this out (and english is not my mother tongue as well, so it's not that easy Smiley Happy )


conn.UrlPrefix = "http://pastebin.com/raw"
conn.UrlCategoryFeed = conn.UrlPrefix + "/XXXYYYZZZZ"



It works. Thank you Smiley Happy
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