Entries published on June 23, 2008
Media and performance
Ever since last September when I moved this site off the shared-hosting account which had been handling it from its initial launch, I’ve been using separate services to handle static files — “media” in common Django parlance — instead of using the same web server instance, or a separate instance running on the same physical server as the rest of the site. Specifically, I’m using Amazon S3.
When I first explained this a few months ago, I got a bit of pushback and a few questions, both in comments …