Where and how can I host an EXE file (basically an installer for our desktop product) for users to download (e.g. for trial)?
My company uses Google Apps for nearly everything (at least for now). We have our website on Google Sites. Google Sites does not allow uploading an EXE directly, we need to zip it up and upload it, to host the installer EXE on the website itself. While this is a fine alternative I wonder if there is a way to upload an EXE directly to a hosting service that we can link to on our website. We tried to upload the EXE to Google Docs (as it can host any file-type now), but the user experience is poor, since it redirects the user to a http://docs.google.com page that informs user that the file was not scanned and may contain viruses and asked if they wanted to download anyway.
Some nice to have functionality:
- It would be nice to allow linking to the EXE from the company URL e.g. http://my-company-url.com/installer.EXE
- It would be nice if an online hosting service provided this. I know I can install a Linux+Apache on our own physical server and serve content, but I would rather not go this route, as I can upload the .ZIP of the EXE to Google Sites
- It would be nice if the hosting service was cheap (free if possible) if only a small number of downloads were initiated.
Thanks for any comments/suggestions/answers.