FileZ is a Web file transfer project started by French university of Avignon.
It provides a simple and efficient way to upload and manage very big files that you want to share over internet. Everything is stored on your web server and handled through a web interface and some unique URLs.
University of Avignon has stopped to maintain the project, but it is still maintained by a small core team under Github repository https://github.com/FileZ/FileZ.
FileZ main features are :
- handling of files up to 2 Gb
- generation of short URL to retrieve these files
- multiple users management with quotas
- time limit and/or password management for files
Even if it is very simple to use, it is quite difficult to install. In fact, the project environment has evolved quite a lot but the provided installation procedure has not followed. As a result, whatever installation guide you find on the web is very much outdated.
So, this guide explains step by step procedure to fully install latest FileZ version 3.0 alpha from https://github.com/FileZ/FileZ on a Debian 7.0 server. It uses a MySQL database to manage users.