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File Servers

 7:00 am on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)


Right now I have a dedicated Linux machine rented that is running on file.domain.com, which serves large graphics for webpages (think wallpapers, etc.).

Is there an easier way that I am missing than renting numerous file servers, and calling them:

And having to deal with monitoring multiple servers?

Is there some type of cloud setup, where I can pay a company to do something like:

I know Amazon S3 offers something akin to this, but I wanted something that would allow me to point my subdomain to them (so they wouldn't have to call the Amazon S3 url). Also, I am hosting a small number of graphics that are hit a large number of times, and I believe S3 isn't well-suited for this.



 7:09 am on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

There are many ways to do what you wish; although the easiest way by far is to get a more serious dedicated server (think colo rather than rented dedicated) and equip it with enough storage in one box.


 8:30 am on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the reply. I actually realized that AWS was better than I thought... they allow subdomains and they seem very cost-effective for what I need to do. Sorry for the bother!

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