[thelist] Images--database or file

Mohsen Saboorian mohsens at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 00:58:09 CST 2007


In a JEE project, we used FTP for storing our image files in a
readily-available tree-like structure on a separate server. We used a
simple servlet which received user id, connected to FTP server, and
sent back image data as an stream. All the the security constraints
could then be done in servlet side.

Hope this helps.

On 2/5/07, john at johnallsopp.co.uk <john at johnallsopp.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi ppl
> I've just taken on a website and the previous developer stored images
> in blob fields in a mySQL table.
> I'm in the habit of storing them in a directory and just holding a
> file name in the database.
> Currently the table's 250MB in size and I'm having problems uploading
> that to a new hosting account, so that's one downside of that method.
> Which way is best, tho? What are the advantages of storing images in a
> database? Or was I more rightererer than he?
> J
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