Is using Spaces for millions of public pictures the right choice (rate limit, speed) ?

Posted February 1, 2020 1.7k views
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Hello DO-Team,

we are currently migrating millions of pictures from DigitalOcean Volume to DigitialOcean Spaces (as this was recommended by several conference talks and external IT consulting), and now I’m reading that Spaces are not the right choice for hosting small sized public files (1KByte-500KByte), also the “200 requests per second” limit give me headaches.

My questions to you are:

A) Can I use Spaces for hosting millions of typical public .jpg pictures or will I get serious problems ?

B) What’s the correct DO product to host that kind of images ? Surprisingly the docs and the internet doesn’t have a good answer here.

Thank you very much,

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  • I would also like to know this.

    Already have 2.1mil images on Spaces, but it is not clear if Spaces is the right choice for static files delivery (with CDN enabled) for a high traffic app/site.

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Hello ChrisPan,

Nice to contact with you.I think DigitalOcean spaces is enough for your commands.But one space just has 250GB storage and 1000GB out-of-town bandwith per month,so please consider the requests’ rates,if them are too high,for each of them will be requested for more than thousands times,I think you’d better make a work-ticket to DO team to clear your requirement.And, don’t forget to take at least two back-up spaces to make sure your data are safe.

Have a nice experience with DigitalOcean.