How can I share files via the Internet, probably using my own server and VPN. Using a Mac?

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I have a lot of files on my computer that I am looking to share to a lot of different people. Some of them are personal, and should only be seen/copied by specific people. Other files are for anyone to look at, but preferably only people that I share the link with?

Is this possible. I have an old Mac Mini, and was

I have a lot of files on my computer that I am looking to share to a lot of different people. Some of them are personal, and should only be seen/copied by specific people. Other files are for anyone to look at, but preferably only people that I share the link with?

Is this possible. I have an old Mac Mini, and was planning on doing something with OS X server, and a VPN?

I thought about using an online hosting site, and getting a proper website, but they weren't happy with the content that was being used, so figured I could do it myself. But essentially this is the sort of thing I want to recreate at home. If I can make it like a website, then that would be great.

Links to any tutorials would be much appreciated. If you really think you can help, please contact me directly.

Thanks in advance

Other answer:

Oli:
You can save your files on a Cloud service such as Google drive, then make the files accessible with a links that you provide to people who you want to access each file.

Encrypt the files that need to be secure. The advantage of encrypting the files over a VPN is that you can use different encryption keys for different files that you wish to provide to different people.

Using different access links and different keys gives you extra security compared with a single secure channel provided by a VPN.

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You will need to subscribe to a static IP address with your provider, they will probably also want you to subscribe to business broadband. It will need to be VERY wide bandwidth as your upstream will be about one twentieth to one tenth your downstream and that will be the COMBINED downstream speed for all your visitors. That will cost 4 to 5 times a home broadband service. You will need to forward all appropriate ports through the router to your server. You will need to register a domain name and set the registrar DNS A and CNAME records to point to your public IP. you will need to write the web code, especially with regard to security in data entry by users, or hackers will be using it for child porn distribution within a week. You need the mysql database to control site and user security. And if the content is doubtful your house will be at risk of a raid by whatever authority has control.
Duncan:
It is not clear how you want this to work 'probably using my own server and VPN' is rather vague.

What does 'a lot of files' mean?

A Sync account is secure, private and allows you to control who sees what…

https://www.sync.com

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