CloudObjects Compared to Regular Storage

dreamobjects

#1

I guess I need a little bit more explanation as to why CloudObjects is the way to go for backups, file storage, etc. It D.O. a similar model as S3 or the like? Would my files be served up from a different location depending on where I am (like s3)?

I like the idea of DO and I am considering using it to serve up high-res photos for clients and if I can have them stored away where the client could possibly download them faster without putting extra burden on my VPS, that would be fantastic. I know I could do the same with S3 or the like but the prices are just not there for me. I like the lower price of DO which makes it much more attractive over S3.

Am I not even in the right ballpark with the purpose behind DO? Up until today, I didn’t even know it existed. I just get an email from one of the many DH robots and I’m like “oh hey, wait what?”

Thanks for the clarification. It’s greatly appreciated.


#2

You’ve got it; DreamObjects is very similar to S3. It’s a great place to store backups, files and hi-res assets for your site since you don’t have to worry about provisioning space or running out. We don’t yet have a CDN, but hi-res photos stored on DreamObjects would definitely reduce the burden on your VPS.


#3

I do it for my client Magento store. I uploaded all pics on the DO, but when you create a new product and upload pic, it won’t save on the DO.
But there is a extension for Magento to connect to S3 and the uploads work.
I tried using with DO, it didn’t work. I changed the file to connect to DO and still nothing.
Is there any way we can allow to create file and upload files from some domain?


#4

What extension are you using? It should be fairly easy to search for s3.amazon* and replace with objects.dreamhost.com, but it depends how they coded their extension?

If you can link to where you got it, maybe we can take a look.


#5

Someone from DH that told me to give a try, I know no support to 3rd party plugins, etc… you guys are the only ones that will RECOMMEND something. lol
Ok, here it is:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/6274.html

File Wrapper.php is the one to change on the code.
It’s there %s.s3.amazon…
Changed to %s.objects.dreamhost

I write the URL:
MYBUCKET.objects.dreamhost.com

I don’t even have to change on the base URL on Magento CONFIG.
This plugin gets all pics I uploaded to the DO and loads all js, css, etc.
But when I try to upload some pic when creating product, it will show me the URL (I check) and when I look for it on DO, it doesn’t create files or nothing…

Thanks.


#6

Of course their code is behind a paywall…

[quote]I write the URL:
MYBUCKET.objects.dreamhost.com[/quote]

I suspect that’s the problem. Try objects.dreamhost.com/MYBUCKET instead.


#7

Well, I will try, but the other day it created a bucket with MYDOMAIN.COM
It even uploaded the file and it was like:
MYDOMAIN.COM.objects.dreamhost.com.
But I am not sure if it was the system or someone.
I don’t see why it needs to be /bucket and not bucket.objec…


#8

The hostname format that you’re describing should work fine. So long as your bucket name is valid in a hostname (the Panel will warn you if it isn’t), you should be able to access a bucket called “mydomain.com” using the hostname “mydomain.com.objects.dreamhost.com”.


#9

Well, Magento creates on database the link for pic, trys to upload and it just doesn’t upload (I get no error).
I think the plugin created the bucket with my domain.com, but funny thing is the bucket has to be created already. And I didn’t write domain.com, just the bucket name, but when I checked, there it was domain.com on the plugin config. lol
The bucket was also created private.
I am going to try with my other website where I am actually using all my media files with the DO.