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[–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Sounds like you want S3 storage. There are several providers of S3 compatible storage besides amazon. Linode, Backblaze, Wasabi are a few I know of. Stores files in native format, no BLOBs or anything, its fast and cheap as long as you stay away from Amazon

[–]fschmidt[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Why would I deal with S3 storage directly when I can have some service like filestack handle the uploading and serving of files? upload.io is another one. I will spend some time reviewing the options.

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why would I deal with S3 storage directly when I can have some service like filestack handle the uploading and serving of files? upload.io is another one. I will spend some time reviewing the options.

Filestack is using S3 for file storage, but yes its a CDN rather than purely a storage. Maybe the CDN is better for your use case, I just saw you mention files specifically and S3 is generally the best way to store them CDN or not. The S3 API's are easy enough to work with that I personally wouldn't bother with the CDN if I was just storing and retrieving some files.