Serving static file dynamically ...

Marcus Clyne eugaia at
Tue Mar 24 23:55:51 MSK 2009

Michael Shadle wrote:
> not to mention that this is only useful if the OP is storing files in
> the database to begin with, I believe.
> if it's filesystem, then X-Accel-Redirect is the way to go.
Yes, if the filesystem is the storage mechanism, then I'd agree.  If you 
have a very large number of files, though, storing them in the DB can be 
more efficient than using the filesystem (depending on platform, file 
number, directory hierarchy etc).


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