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Using Droplet as S3/Space

Can you please suggest me an approach how I can transform a droplet into something that will behave like S3 ot Spaces, no CDN required. We just want to serve files from Droplet via Caddy server which will be sent to user browsers.

Like: Droplet (as S3/Spaces)->Caddy Server (another droplet)->User browser

I am avoiding Spaces for its very low limit :|

Your suggestions are highly appreciated!


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I think you can:

  1. Just simply serve static files on that droplet using some http server (i.e nginx, apache). Here’s a docs from nginx on how to serve static file https://docs.nginx.com/nginx/admin-guide/web-server/serving-static-content/

  2. You can go the more complex way of hosting an S3 compatible object open source object storage solution like minio https://github.com/minio/minio if you want to mimic S3 / Spaces functionality (uploads, etc)

Hope that helps, thanks