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hosting images

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by billybatz9, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Should you host your own images on your website for articles? Or host them on flickr or photobucket?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Your own server.
    mistypants likes this.
  3. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    Definitely your server because then you can rely upon them. If Flickr or photobucket were to change their URLs, remove your image, or even delete your account, you'd be out of luck. Photobucket also compresses images, resulting in quality degradation oftentimes (or at least, they did when I last used the site in 2009). I don't believe flickr does because they're geared toward photographers.

    If it were something like video, which could potentially eat a lot of bandwidth or storage, I could understand using an external solution, but for images, you can't beat storing them on your own server.
    Shelley likes this.
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Your own server.

    However, because guests can't see screenshots on my site I do post a secondary screenshot which is remotely hosted. But essentially your own server is always the better solution to house your images.
    MattW likes this.

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