Help me to find a way uploading a ftp file

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Hello!
I am with yola for a while, and have a growing site. I offer real DVD -products to my customers and handle creating, burning and shipping with a company called Kunaki. To aoutomate the process, I have bought a programm called the Disc-buddy. This programm needs to be uploaded to yola as a ftp-script to work for me. I was shocked to find out, that yola does not allow ftp!!
Are there any tricks, or suggestions from you out there. Please help!
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Hi Chris,

Yes, Yola does not offer FTP services. For something to work with our websites, it needs to be integrated in the site builder via a widget or by pasting HTML. You can also add certain types of files (image, document, media etc) to your File Manager.

Perhaps you contact Kunaki to find out if they have alternative suggestions or workarounds.
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no kunaki can not help. they dont care, because it is discbuddy i have to deal with anyway, and they need ftp files to upload. it is the way the software works.
please offer me some help here!
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Hi Chris,

I'm sure this is frustrating! Perhaps someone in the community will have an alternative for you - unfortunately there isn't a way for you to have FTP access on Yola.
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Hi Chris,

In terms of how Yola is probably structured so that it can provide the service it does, I can understand why FTP access isn't provided. This doesn't make put you in any less of a tough spot, I know.

However, when it comes to the Disc-Buddy script that you need to upload, do you know if it would only be functional on one page of your site (An "orders" page for example). If that is the case, what about hosting this one page outside of Yola?

That would probably mean a minimal hosting fee with another service provider, but you could then at least upload your file directly or with an FTP client, many of whom are available for free (eg CyberDuck).

I'm a fairly new user here, but from what I understand you could still use Yola's easy/smooth interface to design that page (you're not guaranteed to get as nice a Site Builder elsewhere).
By downloading a Zip version of your site from the "Publish Settings" menu you could extract the page you need and upload that along with the Disc-Buddy script onto a second server using FTP.

I think all that would be left to do is some clever tweaking of URL links within your site.

Lastly, if you think this might be the way forward for you, just check if the script they want you to upload is by any chance a PHP script. If it is, you need to double check that the hosting for the page outside of Yola does provide PHP functionality.

I'm keen to see if this would work, so I will try help you in this where I can.

Cheers
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I was afraid of some answer like this, even though I really appreciate your advice!
But now I have to find another website, have to pay even more money than i Now I have to find another webhost, pay more money, than I already did, and have to figure out how all this works,...

Are there no suggestions!!!???
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That's what I do sometimes, I use my own hosting ftp access to host files I can't in Yola and then just link to them.

Good Advice.
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Thank you for your suggestion Dre :)
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That was the answer i was afraid of, eventhough I raelly appreciate your kind advice
Now I have to find another webhost, pay even more money, and will spend much time figuring everything out.
Are there any other suggestions, please!!??
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Does anyone know a free webhost,who allows ftp files??