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Host all media library images externally WordPress

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I'm not talking about just a CDN where images are in the Media Library and on the CDN, I just want to be able to serve them from the external source.

The reason is my client is moving their site to a new server which has only 5GB of storage although he's got 17GB of images, and expects to add much more.

I have tried the External Media plugin ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/external-media/ ) it looks like it could work but only seems to insert one image at a time and doesn't work with our gallery plugin PixProof : https://wordpress.org/plugins/pixproof/

What would be the best way to both upload the current files and then serve the new files from either Google Drive or Amazon S3?

Answers (3)

2017-04-05

Kyle answers:

There are several methods that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) and then either cloudfront or S3 for the storage. I've used a few with good results in the past. WPEngine also offers this as a built in service.

Here is a plugin that would get the job done https://wordpress.org/plugins/amazon-s3-and-cloudfront/

2017-04-05

Rempty answers:

Try this plugin
https://wordpress.org/plugins/amazon-s3-and-cloudfront/
there is a guide here
https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/moving-wordpress-media-to-amazon-s3/


User162040 comments:

The plugin says that it doesn't copy existing files to S3, looks like it would work for newly uploaded ones though - although it has a lot of 1 star reviews.


Rempty comments:

The paid version support copy files.

I found other article here using w3 total cache
https://easyengine.io/tutorials/cdn/amazon-cloudfront-wordpress-w3-total-cache/

2017-04-06

Fahad Murtaza answers:

I'd suggest this one. There is also a lite version on wordpress plugin repo https://deliciousbrains.com/wp-offload-s3/


User162040 comments:

Everyone else has suggested same plugin which doesn't upload current images.