Remote Attachments storage


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Storing large amounts of attachments on the same server as the forum giving space and server load problems.

So it will be really nice if we can store attachments on Amazon S3 or separate server.

This will be really helpful for addons like Galleries, Resource manager etc.. too.
i am going to switch my board (800k registred users, 4mio. posts) from vb3.8.x to another forum software (XF or IPB).

we have a huge amount of files, attachements on our server. the best way for speed improvements is to store attachements on other servers than the same server where the core forum software is running on.

i very liked to see the option.

IPB will come out with this feature with the 4.0 version.

please mike & kier, take a look at IPBs external storage feature and develop a better one, so the xenforo community will love XF more and more...

yeah, but i liked to see that in the core. i dont like 3rd party coded stuff, because i dont know if its well coded...

also, the IPB core feature allows you to set individual preferrences for attachement types, e.g. avatars should stored in database, but jpg in external storage...

i also would love to see, if we can add cluster of external storage servers...
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Hi MattW,

thanks for feedback. But like i said before, IPB going to implement this feature into the core system. And i would like to see this also in the XF core.

Also, options for CDN preferences in the core is a Must-Have, imo.

At the moment, on my vB3.8.x i host eg. static files like .js/.css/.jpg/.gifs etc. on my own CDN server (via varnish) without any need of 3rd party addons.
that should be somewhere in the config.file? i just have login for the site atm. And in the admin-panel, i cant see any options to do that...

so i can give for .js and .css files like, and for image files like ? Can i use different CDN domain for different file types?