Very nice. I did not think of that.
But lets say its a whole bunch of images and multiple people may be accessing them. Is it safe to have them accessing a directory outside the public_html directory?


On Feb 3, 2010, at 10:14 AM, Richard Quadling wrote:

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
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,



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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.


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

But ...


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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