Some personal notes about 2.0 version of PureASP upload
New version of PureASP upload was intended as free promo software for Huge ASP file upload component. I created ASPForm, FormFields and FormField VBS classes with same properties and methods as Huge ASP upload has. Then I've worked on a new store algorithm and progress bar feature. At the last I was working on performance tests.
And then I reveal very bad thing - Pure-ASP upload performance is much, much better than I expect. I can upload more than ten megabytes without problems and the upload time was in acceptable range. Do you ask why is this a bad thing? Who will buy Huge-ASP upload when Pure-ASP will be almoust enough?
Previous versions of PureASP upload cope some megabytes. So I have to decide: Hide Pure-ASP upload to a drawer and go to another work, mask the great performance using some "do loop" or publish the VBS code for free with limited usage right.
My decision was to release Pure-ASP upload for free use, but with limmited size you can upload for free - You can use Pure-ASP upload to upload up to 10MB files for free. If you want to upload bigger files, you have to buy Huge-ASP file upload license.
Pure ASP file upload cannot have full functionality of Huge ASP upload COM component, of course - the code is written in VBS, Huge ASP upload component is a C++ code. Pure ASP file upload lets you upload bigger files now, but it consumes several times more resources than Huge ASP upload. PureASP upload takes 3 bytes per source form byte - 300MB of memory for 100MB file - against of Huge ASP upload component. Huge ASP upload component takes about 100kB of memory per upload - up to 2GB. PureASP upload does not have some other important functionality - code pages (unicode, mac), large database fields insertion, etc.
Pure-ASP 2.0 upload requirements
New version of PureASP upload was implemented using ADODB.Stream, ADODB.Recordset and Scripting.FileSystemObject. These objects are required on the server. PureASP upload requires BinaryRead method of Request object. So it will not work on some very old versions of ASP (<1.3 I think). PureASP upload usess Class feature of VBS v.5. So you will need at least this version of VBS engine installed (IIS4). You will also need Huge-ASP upload license to upload files with size greater than 10MB.
Hi, I'm looking at your site and I'm thinking about buying a distribution copy of Huge-ASP upload. I need to transfer 20-100 meg files, y'see, so I really want to use Huge ASP, and I don't understand the difference with Pure-ASP upload. Except that your site says Huge ASP is better for that kind of thing.
Pure-ASP upload is is a plain VBS script file (_upload.asp) using objects installed by default in IIS - Scripting and ADODB library. So you do not need to install any additional software. Pure-ASP upload implements most of Huge-ASP upload functionality - methods and properties. You can use the same source code for Pure-ASP and Huge-ASP upload. But the Pure-VBS code has also Pure-Performance and it is very hungry for system resources - memory and processor resources. The code has one more great characteristic - it is free to use. You can use Pure-ASP upload when - you need upload only small files (up to megabytes, exceptionally 10th of MB) - your provider does not enable to install external components - you have small number of concurrent uploads
Pure-ASP upload is a VBS class. You have to include VBS code and then you can create ASPForm object using New:
Set Form = New ASPForm
Huge-ASP upload is a high-performance, low resources consumption C++ component with unique algorithm. The component is designed to accept forms of any size (from bytes to gigabytes) with maximum eficiency. Please use Huge-ASP upload in any other case.
Huge-ASP upload is COM object (created from C++ ATL library). You can create the ASPForm object using CreateObject method of Server object:
Set Form = Server.CreateObject("ScriptUtils.ASPForm")
Source code of ASP scripts usin Huge-ASP and Pure-ASP upload is almost same - the only difference is initialization of a Form object. So you can use Pure-ASP upload first for some time and then simply switch to Huge-ASP with changes on one row of source code.
Huge ASP upload is easy to use, hi-performance ASP file upload component with progress bar indicator. This component lets you upload multiple files with size up to 4GB to a disk or a database along with another form fields. Huge ASP file upload is a most featured upload component on a market with competitive price and a great performance . The software has also a free version of asp upload with progress, called Pure asp upload , written in plain VBS, without components (so you do not need to install anything on server). This installation package contains also ScriptUtilities library. Script Utilities lets you create hi-performance log files , works with binary data , you can download multiple files with zip/arj compression, work with INI files and much more with the ASP utility.