I set up my computer to be a web server using apache.. i am port fowarding 80 to my server now. Is there a way I can download any file from the machine or does it have to reside in the live 'web' folder?

for example..

to visit websites, its on /srv/www

but the files I want to download are located at /shared/software

/srv is a partition, but its only 500mb in size so its not enough to store files.. is there something using maybe PHP langauge to be able to download from a non-live 'web' directory?