For my graduation I have to deliver documents to my examiners on a regular bases. There is a solution provided by the school to do this, but is really painful to use. So I am looking for an alternative web application.

I have a VPS to host the application on. It can be PHP+MySQL or Java or whatever (it has to run on Linux though).

It has to have a nice looking front-end. I already looked at WordPress which is okay-ish, but the focus of the portfolio templates there is mainly on visual designers and creativity. The documents I have to deliver are boring PDF files with charts and stuff.

So the requirements:

  • Has to run on Linux server
  • Be able to upload files to it
  • Has to have a reasonable nice file list interface
  • Nice to have: Versioning of files
  • There are a lot of applications (with different requirements, too), have a look at this list: github.com/Kickball/… – JacksGT Feb 6 '17 at 10:14
  • i'm not sure if it is what you are looking for and may be a little bit of a overshot, but maybe worth a look: Nextcloud with it's sharing capabilities and versioning for sure... – DJCrashdummy Feb 6 '17 at 12:40
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    Before you even start - are all of your examiners agreeable to using a "non-school approved" solution (which they have to learn to use)? I would very much doubt it. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Feb 7 '17 at 13:07
  • @JacksGT Thanks! this is very useful list! – Ravenix Feb 7 '17 at 14:21
  • @DJCrashdummy I think this is a bit too much, thanks for the idea though. – Ravenix Feb 7 '17 at 14:21

NemakiWare does that, and file versioning too.

  1. Install it on your server (Linux/Mac/Windows).
  2. Log in as admin, you have a "file explorer"-like interface to upload the documents.
  3. Create user accounts.
  4. Set the permission correctly, so that each user can see what is relevant to them.
  5. Send the URL/username/passwords to your users.

Free, open source.
Disclaimer: Made by my company.

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