Alternate Media Storage

Magento Community Edition gives you the option to store media files in a database on a
database server, or on a Content Delivery Network (CDN), as opposed to storing them on the
file system of the web server. The advantage of using alternate storage is that it minimizes the
effort required to synchronize media when multiple instances of the system that are deployed
on different servers that need access to the same images, CSS files, and other media files.
Using CDN as alternate media storage is implemented as a self-support option only, and not
as a full integration with a specific CDN. You must choose and configure the CDN on your own.
Topics in this chapter include:

  • Media Storage Database Setup
  • Media Storage CDN Setup

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