For a while i've been storing image in my PHP apps in the filesystem, but with the potential for a Rails project coming up i thought it was time for a review :0) In everyone's experience, is it best to store uploaded images in the db or just stick them on the filesystem with a reference in the db? I've seen various performance tests and security arguments for and against each method so it's difficult to know what's best. Does anyone know which method Flickr use? I'm assuming whatever they're doing would be a good place to start :0) Cheers, Steve
on 2006-04-24 12:24
on 2006-04-24 12:30
Check the message archives for the pros vs. cons on this using Rails - it comes up for discussion here every few weeks, and you might find that everything has already been said that you'll be interested in. Regards Dave M.
on 2006-04-24 12:33
Probably should have done that before posting :0) Cheers, Steve
on 2006-04-24 15:02
I think...its always better to store images in file system...if the images can be large and can have several versions..... last argument is...because suppose you use RMagick to modify the image and store it under some other name/dir.... for all these cases file system is better....