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    Can someone please tell me how i can set up my website so customers can download things? I will need a password or some way to stop non payers downloading.

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    It would help to know what they are going to be downloading, but put simply, a link to the file will suffice. For example, if it's a video file, make sure the file is stored online at another location, which will stop anyone trying to delve into your site files.

    Then you just need to make sure that the storage folder is password protected, which can be done fairly easily using a simple Flash program or basic scripting. Google will find lots of examples.

    If you have, say four different downloads available, lock each of them in their own folder with different passwords. The drawback with this system is that once the PW is public, anyone can download the files, but they can share legally downloaded files anyway, so you need to decide what level of security you need. As I said, this is a simple option.