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I am making a fashion store in Magento. I have affiliation with many stores and I don't want to save their product images on my server because of space issue, they require a lots of space more than 30 GB.

I want to add an absolute path for images so I can save space on my server.

Current situation: I need to upload images into Magento folders (/media/... etc.)

Required: I can add any images path for a product

  • www.imagesss.com/abc/23.jpg,
  • www.123agesss.com/a13c/2343.jpg,
  • www.ima1323gesss.com/ab32c/2sdsd33.jpg
  • so you will be fetching images from different website ie: Each product may have images linked to different websites right ? – Dexter Feb 25 '15 at 12:20
  • My guess is you will grab the products via some sort of feed, parse the info and save it to your database. If you have a feed-parser, why not check if it already allows for external images, if not, see what it does with them in the code and modify it accordingly. I doubt you will be adding them manually and you haven't given enough info! This extension for example: magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/… only allows external images and not for them to be saved to your store, so it saved the image url to your db. – tecjam Feb 25 '15 at 14:38
  • If you have that much media from affiliates you should be able to afford a second server with less Cpu/memory and more disk space just to serve the images. – Melvyn Feb 25 '15 at 20:16
  • @Melvyn even if you do that, you've got to store the same images twice, and bother to keep them in sync with the master set of images. – quickshiftin May 17 '17 at 4:03
  • @quickshiftin Read up on NFS or similar technologies. If you want product images stored elsewhere, use a CDN (built-in). But being able to reference images stored somewhere (maybe, maybe not next week) on the web is not a good idea. It drastically changes the number of ways your site can break. Instead of adding diskspace, you'll hire someone to check product images. – Melvyn May 26 '17 at 12:20

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