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Storage for uploading and downloading videos from my web application.

Posted October 17, 2020 57 views
Block StorageStorageObject Storage

I am trying to host a web application which there will be expected a lot of videos or images upload or download from the users who visit the site. I have noticed that there are 2 kind of storage in DigitalOcean(Volumes/Spaces) but I am confused which storage am I using for storing the video and image data that the user may upload or download.

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Hi there @derek986986,

Flexible and scalable data storage is a baseline requirement for most applications and services being developed with modern techniques and tools. Whether storing large or small amounts of images, videos, or blobs of text, application developers need a solution for the storage and retrieval of user-generated content, logs, backups, and so on.

What I could suggest is going through this tutorial here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/object-storage-vs-block-storage-services

It will give you a really good overview of what the main differences are and which storage would be more suitable for your needs.

Regards,
Bobby

by Brian Boucheron
Flexible and scalable data storage is a baseline requirement for most applications and services being developed today. With today's complex deployments, containers, and ephemeral infrastructure, the days of simply saving files to disk on a single server are gone. Cloud providers have developed services to fill the storage needs of modern application deployments, and they mostly fit into two categories: object storage, and block storage.
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