I have a website with TCH called www.hdrsource.com.
It has been created using Wordpress.
I have an online store using the Wordpress plugin WP eStore for Digital Downloads.
I'm hosting VERY large images (50mb - 3gb) on an external website called 4shared.com
How WP eStore Works:
WP eStore works (using php) to encrypt the link of any digital asset you are selling - that way others cannot pass the link around. You can host your files locally, or externally - it shouldn't matter. After an allotted time, the encrypted link goes dead.
When I've hosted the large image files on external websites - mediafire.com and/or 4shared.com, as someone goes to download from the encrypted link created by the WP eStore script (locally), the downloads cut out prematurely.
Troubleshooting so far:
1) I've contacted both hosts - mediafire.com and 4shared.com thinking that it might be a security issue on their behalf. Both have informed me that it wasn't.
2) I've been in contact with the WP eStore author for the past few weeks and we've been working on seeing what could potentially be wrong. He informed and showed me that he was able to download one of the test files (60mb)successfully using his website with the plugin. When I try the same exact thing from mine with the same exact file (and same external source), I still gives me a timeout.
3) Direct links to the 4shared and mediafire websites obviously works.
4) When the file is hosted locally with TCH, it downloads just fine. Which leads me to believe that there is some sort of scripting timeout or memory parameter somewhere - except I don't know where to begin to look. And that's why I'm asking you guys. Is there a php.ini file somewhere? A .htaccess parameter that should be adjusted? Maybe it's neither of those???
How to fix download timeouts when using a script to a 3rd party website? Currently works fine with other sites, but not with mine on TCH.