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What's the best way to handle media file storage with digital ocean?

Posted May 17, 2014 4.3k views
I asked this question a while back and never received an answer, so I want to give it another try. I have an app that allows users to upload images, spreadsheet files, etc., and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good approach to storing these file here on digital ocean. Should I create a separate droplet and use the private networking features, or should I just store everything on the same droplet? If so, is there any documentation on this? Or should I use something entirely different like S3?

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Aside from very special circumstances, I'm an advocate of using storage services like S3 and similar. You really can't beat (a) the access control options, (b) redundancy/reliability, (c) built-in ssl, and (d) the ability to take some of the load off our app server.

I imagine DO will come out with their own S3-like storage service at some point ... but that's just a guess.
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