Jonathon Barton (jonathonbarton) wrote in suggestions,
Jonathon Barton
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FTP static output pages to a remote server...

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FTP static output pages to a remote server...

Short, concise description of the idea
Blogger can FTP the "final product" Static HTML page to a Blog-User's own webserver. LJ can't (or won't?).

Full description of the idea
One of the main reasons I use Blogger for anything is the ability to FTP the output to my own webserver. I use that output as the main page on www.jonathonbarton.com. LJ has so many more cool tools...wish I could FTP the output to my own site, though...

An ordered list of benefits

  • 1) ability to put LJ content on one's own page, reducing confusion for friends/family. One site to remember.
  • 2.) Reduced traffic to LiveJournal's webservers - Viewers of LJ's are having them served from LJ's servers to LJ user's webservers instead.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • are there any?
  • Security issues with FTP to remote webservers.
  • Updating the posts listed on the "friends" page would probably break, since it's dynamically generated on LJ's set of webservers. (Nothing stopping LJ from hosting the friends page on the LJ servers, and pushing everything else off on the user's server, though)
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • It would require an additional set of settings, and perhaps a small amount of additional support.
    The user would have to be able to supply the name of the FTP server, the username and password to that account, a directory and a filename to use for the "put" operation. It's slightly technically involved, but I think that tech-savvies would be more likely to use this feature in the first place.
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