Doubt in web space Allocation


#1

Suppose there is a social networking site for uploading and sharing
videos developed in rails. It has subscription packages like Free - 1
gb, Pro - 5 gb and Plus - 10 gb. How do they allocate the space for a
particular user for a particular subscription package automatically?

Thank you


#2

They probably don’t so much pre-allocate space as monitor how much a
user is using.

Putting accounts into size bins lets the vendor determine their capacity
measures, and when it’s time to expand their back-end storage to ensure
space availability.


#3

Ar Chron wrote:

They probably don’t so much pre-allocate space as monitor how much a
user is using.

Putting accounts into size bins lets the vendor determine their capacity
measures, and when it’s time to expand their back-end storage to ensure
space availability.

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Thank you for your reply. Are there any methods to monitor the web
space usage through Rails using some gems or plugins?


#4

dark2imperial wrote:

Thank you for your reply. Are there any methods to monitor the web
space usage through Rails using some gems or plugins?

Not that I know of, but I’d think that you really only need a space_used
attribute on the account, and methods to increment or decrement the
account’s usage on the upload or deletion of a file/video.