For featuring the restricted files in Yola!

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I have to admit that Yola makes our life so easy that now my company website is up and running. But, as a Yola user, I believe there will not be any internet criminals among us. If there are, I believe Yola will protect themselves and their users/customers as well, human nature :-) I have to make a suggestion, since restrictions of .html and .php files makes a bit frustrations for the users, who are dying and willing to put more features to their sites made through Yola. But, since this is all because of internet criminals, I believe there could be someway to stop this and allow other Yola users with the missing feature. (eg: like paying Yola to use the missing feature or becoming a Pro member etc).
I apologize for the inconvenience, but since I am a Yola addict, I would like to make such a suggestion, just to make sure that the Yola team would think about this and inform the non-criminals like us the happy news, if there is going to be a happy news :-D
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Posted 9 years ago

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi beachtravels

Thank you for an excellent post filled with very thoughtful feedback. I fully understand where you are coming from on this.

The sad reality is that we do have internet criminals who exploit Yola to create phishing sites with the sole intent of stealing people's identity and resources. Allowing HTML and Javascript uploads leaves our service very vulnerable to these sorts of attacks.

At the same time we agree that restricting these types of file uploads cripples our service for advanced users who have legitimate reasons for needing to upload HTML and Javascript files. This is a source of frustration to us, as it is to you and many others.

So we are certainly open to implementing a solution that will provide the security we need to protect our service from being compromised, while providing advanced functionality to help people like yourself produce fabulous websites.

The solutions are not simple, but one thing we would consider is something along the lines that you suggest - making it a pro feature so that it can be available to serious users - while discouraging those who would exploit it for destructive purposes.

I will pass your feedback on to our developers. I cannot promise what the outcome of these deliberations will be, as there are many factors we have to take into account, but I can promise to do all I can to advocate for your request.
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beachtravelsMaster

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Thank you :-) I know Yola developers will not let users like us down. Really appreciate your quick response and support.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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No problem. I have submitted the feature request, and now we will need to wait and see.
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Why dose it not support uploaded PHP? Or a PHP widget like the HTML one?

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I know Yola was built with PHP.......