Images in or out of the repo?


#1

Hi!

Perhaps this is a stupid question but it’s bugging me a little bit.

I’m wondering what is the opinion of the community about out of the repo hosting images in service perhaps like imgur, or similar?

I understand that 1GB should be more than enough if you don’t publish an incredible amount of photos in a blog, but in the end they are blobs and doesn’t have a lot of sense to track them with Git. LFS isn’t also an option since it doesn’t work with GitHub pages.

What is your opinion?


#2

I host all kinds of stuff on aws s3 - works well for me. Course the site is on there too. But I am speaking of images/videos kept in their own bucket on s3, outside of the web project.


#3

but do you pay the hosting or are you talking about the free tier? Doesn’t the free tier just last one year?


#4

it is so cheap I don’t care. I’m not on the free tier for it as I have quite a bit on it. My understanding is the free tier is only for a year - but I have other AWS services where the free tier seems to keep going every year so not sure.

I would guess the several websites I have on there cost me $1-2/month in total if that. Granted none of them are very busy.


#5

Thanks a lot for this info. I’ve been toying with the idea to work more with AWS, but since I don’t know what is going to be the bill, I just don’t.