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Attachments plugin – wasting precious space for small websites?


  • Marius-
    Member

    @marius-

    I run a website with a forum. I think I have around one or two gigabytes of space . It’s the cheapest thing out there. I’m considering installing the BB-Attachments plugin so users can upload their images to posts, without having to first use another website like Imageshack.

    But, if this becomes popular, won’t it start requiring alot of space from my server? I imagine it can be full quite fast if people starts uploading their 5 megapixel pictures as much as they want.

    I’m not a pro here, but is there some way that these files are not stored on my server? Since BBpress uses a database, is it stored in some clever way?

    Come to think of it, an imageshack plugin would kick ass.

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  • Gautam
    Member

    @gautam2011

    You can use curl to upload images to imageshack or tinypic


    johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    You can limit the size of the files you allow to be uploaded to your server using bb-attachments. I set mine to around 150k.

    You can also use Amazon’s hosting for your file:

    http://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/bb-attachments/faq/

    I think that the plugin still keeps a copy of your photos on the local server though…

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