A droplet that runs NGINX and hosts/serves all my site's statics

Posted February 6, 2013 3.4k views
Is having a droplet (out of 3, 1 for PHP/nginx, 1 for mongodb, 1 for nginx/statics) dedicated to receiving photo uploads and resizing them, then serving them back an acceptable use case? I noticed in the terms of use that running a CDN is one of the things you don't allow. I'm working on a classifieds system where I have to accept and process photos of ads then be able to serve them back. I want to have a dedicated VM to handle these photos and have it serve them back under a subdomain.

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Anyone have done this with DO? An answer from DO staff would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks!
I can't speak for the staff, but I can say that I run my site here which gets ~1.5m unique visitors a month and many hundreds of hits per second. It's a content driven site that depends on people upload images, files and other written content for other people to view/read/download but this is not the same as a CDN (

I've had no complaints from the DO staff, and I would be very surprised if I ever received any. You should be safe, from what I understand you're running a normal web site not attempting to abuse their network :)
Thanks Dave! Really appreciate your answer :)
I'm running a famous webcam relay on my box, going 3+ TB per month. I'm grandfather user which means i have no bandwidthlimits on my vps ;)