Hi Karl -- You can store the file contents outside of the web tree and use PHP to "read" the contents. This allows you to place access control restrictions in the PHP script.
This post talks about doing something similar with images. Obviously, if you have a music track... you'll need to adjust the mime type accordingly. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/258365/php-link-to-image-file-outside-default-web-directory/258380#258380 Good luck. Adam -----Original Message----- From: Karl DeSaulniers [mailto:k...@designdrumm.com] Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 1:39 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [PHP-DB] File Downloads Hello, How can I go about restricting the number of downloads of a file on my server? For Eg: if I want a music track to only be able to be downloaded by 150 people and thats it.. ever, how can I go about doing this? Much obliged, Karl DeSaulniers Design Drumm http://designdrumm.com -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php