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i am making a website that will have a big ammount of photos and images, where should i store these is a database an efficient option?

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The smartest way is to just have an /images/ directory that's further broken down into images/buttons, images/avatars, images/icons, or anything else that makes managing, organizing, and keeping track of them easiest for you.

But if you're getting a lot of hits and the server is being worked to display all of these pictures (many http requests), you might want to look into a CDN (or just host them elsewhere).

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In general, images store directly on disk will load faster, and will be cheaper to store (because, in general, database space is more expensive than disk space.

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