On 3 February 2010 16:07, Karl DeSaulniers <k...@designdrumm.com> wrote:
> Thank you all for your numerous responses.
>
> I hear you loud and clear. I was wanting to see if it would be less of a
> burden on the server and secure my images better to put the images inside a
> database, but
> as you all have almost uniformly stated, this would not be the best
> situation.
> I currently have all my images referenced by url in my database and stored
> in a folder/s and I think I will keep it that way...
>
> Thanks for your 2 cents,
>
> :)
>
> Karl
>
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If you put the images OUTSIDE of the webroot/docroot/public_html
folder (whatever you have), then a user cannot directly navigate to
the file.

e.g.
/home/sites/your_site/public_html/images/image1.jpg

http://www.yoursite.com/images/image1.jpg would probably work.

But ...

/home/sites/your_site/public_html/getImage.php
/home/sites/your_site/hidden_images/image1.jpg

Now, there is no way I can load image1.jpg from my browser. I have to
use getImage.php, which I assume would require me to login or
authenticate myself in some way.


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