Topic: Storing files on a different server?

Let's say we're dealing with media files. Obviously that gets rather bandwith intensive pretty fast. If one had a 'media' server - how would you direct that file to a different server, rather than the one the application sits on?

Thanks,
Daniel

http://danielfischer.com - Personal Web-Technology-Blog, Los Angeles.

Re: Storing files on a different server?

You could have the other server on a separate subdomain: ie: static.yourdomain.com, then just put your media in as static.yourdomain.com/media/location.  If you need rails to serve the media, then look at the techniques for load balancing rails - they should apply.