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Old Yesterday , 12:23   Re: Problems with FTP server [CS:GO]
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Running a web server off your home connection is inadvisable for a lot of reasons, namely security, anonymity and protection from your ISP (which will take note of the huge jump in traffic over port 80/443 and either tell you to knock it off or try to force you into a business internet plan). You can find a lot of options for a managed VPS for <$10 a month with a Google search, trying to DIY it opens you to a lot of annoyance and potential harm.

E: To answer the actual question, FTP and HTTP/S are protocols used by various technologies to communicate. They operate very differently and even though both can be accessed via URL it doesn't mean the underlying ways they communicate are compatible with one another. As far as running a FastDL is concerned, you'd use FTP to upload the maps you want to a folder that the HTTP server can see and then put the http:// address in the sv_downloadurl. When clients connect, they're pointed to that HTTP address and their client fetches the required maps/models/materials/whatever.
Thank you for the answer it helped me a lot. Although I'm still confused to what a Web server is? Is Apache a web server? is it basically what a normie like me would call a website? that starts with HTTP/s? I have however made a website with apache but do I just upload my files onto there? Rather how do I go about combining FTP with HTTP? If I wanted to connect to the FTP server via FileZilla, I would normally type "FTP://ip" or just the IP, how do I get these FTP files combined with the http. This probably sounds really dumb but I'm so confused haha. Thanks
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Old Yesterday , 15:52   Re: Problems with FTP server [CS:GO]
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Thank you for the answer it helped me a lot. Although I'm still confused to what a Web server is? Is Apache a web server? is it basically what a normie like me would call a website? that starts with HTTP/s? I have however made a website with apache but do I just upload my files onto there? Rather how do I go about combining FTP with HTTP? If I wanted to connect to the FTP server via FileZilla, I would normally type "FTP://ip" or just the IP, how do I get these FTP files combined with the http. This probably sounds really dumb but I'm so confused haha. Thanks
If you've got a web server up and can access it from outside your network (i.e. using data on your phone and getting the 'You have successfully installed Apache' page or w/e by going to http://{your ip}), all you need to do is put folders for maps/materials/sounds/models in the root web directory (wherever that is, the Apache documentation should say) and then set sv_downloadurl to "http://{your ip}". In this context, FTP is only for you to upload files to the server (and if the server's a computer in your house, it's not even necessary as you could just move them on a USB key or something).

All that said, I still have to recommend against running a fastDL from your home connection. Anyone connecting to your server can open the console and get your IP as files fetched via fastDL are printed to console with the full http:// address visible.

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Old Yesterday , 16:27   Re: Problems with FTP server [CS:GO]
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If you've got a web server up and can access it from outside your network (i.e. using data on your phone and getting the 'You have successfully installed Apache' page or w/e by going to http://{your ip}), all you need to do is put folders for maps/materials/sounds/models in the root web directory (wherever that is, the Apache documentation should say) and then set sv_downloadurl to "http://{your ip}". In this context, FTP is only for you to upload files to the server (and if the server's a computer in your house, it's not even necessary as you could just move them on a USB key or something).

All that said, I still have to recommend against running a fastDL from your home connection. Anyone connecting to your server can open the console and get your IP as files fetched via fastDL are printed to console with the full http:// address visible.
Thanks for clearing that up, that explains all my questions. There is nothing I can do to hide the IP behind a name of some sort?
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Old Yesterday , 22:43   Re: Problems with FTP server [CS:GO]
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There is nothing I can do to hide the IP behind a name of some sort?
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