Serving static file dynamically ...

Marcus Clyne eugaia at
Tue Mar 24 21:49:43 MSK 2009


If you haven't done so already, have a look at Primebase Media Streaming 

It's a MySQL plugin that has a lightweight HTTP server on the front of 
it to serve blobs out of a database.

I've done some tests on it (up to 2M objects), and the speed was 
comparable in many cases to serving content statically.

As part of the system, it allows you to provide an alias for your blobs, 
so as to hide any database information.



Jean-Philippe Moal wrote:
> Brice Leroy a écrit :
>> Hello,
>>   I'm interrested in NGINX to serve static files according to his
>> performance :p. But I will have to serve big static file (video content
>> in hd) and to protect the access I would like to use a dynamic url with
>> a key inside like:
>> - http://static/qwertyuiopasdfghjkl which will return the content of
>> where the key(qwertyuiopasdfghjkl) is associated with the file
>> in the DB. The user received the content not the file.
>> So a user can share an URL with his contact and stop sharing it when he
>> want (by removing the record in the DB). I will have to serve thousand
>> of files at the same time and I want to minimize my server farm. Do you
>> have any idea ?
>> Thank you :)
> You can use X-Accel-Redirect:

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