I am deploying a website from where user can purchase the pdfs. now i am searching for the way for storing the
pdfs so that it only can be downloaded when payment is done.
I have came across one way in which i can store the pdfs in to the
Mysql database and generate the path to it when required credentials fulfill.
Is there any other way to do this and link to the pdf file should be dynamic and encrypted so that other links to the other books can't be predicted.
and the server side language I am using is
I would :
Deny any access to the files -- i.e. use a .htaccess file (That way, no-one has access to the file)
Develop a PHP script that would :
The advantage is that your PHP script has access to the DB -- which means it can allow users to log-in, log-out, it can use sessions, ...
Here is another answer from a stack user that fits this problem: Creating a Secure File Hosting Server for PDFs
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