Question

Spaces. Custom domain and forcing file downloading.

I want to create a DO space for media files and to use it with my domain. Also I need an ability to provide download link for each media file. For example: http://mydomain.com/video.mp4 - To play video http://mydomain.com/download/video.mp4 - To download this file

Is it possible and how? Can you please share a link for steps to configure this.


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Accepted Answer

Hey there,

A custom CDN endpoint can be used for the domain customization: https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/spaces/how-to/customize-cdn-endpoint/

To make the files act differently (View vs. Download) you’ll want to modify the metadata of the separate files to act differently: https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/spaces/how-to/metadata/

It isn’t possible at this time to show the same file at two separate locations with different behaviour; having the file uploaded twice in Spaces/with separate metadata is necessary.

If you have any other questions or need anything else, just write back in and let us know! Thank you for being a DigitalOcean customer, we are here to assist you 24/7. :)

Regards, Ethan - Developer Support Engineer II - DigitalOcean