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Do web crawlers have local storage?

The title basically says it all, but the reason for my question is this... I make a few checks before I load in any ads, and one of these checks is to see if the browser has local storage as my ...
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Where and how should I host images for fast access and with least headache

I'm deploying my website on Heroku. I need to store around 5000 profile picture and each will be accessed around 100 times per week. All my traffic is coming from Europe, so I'd prefer them to be ...
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SSD vs. regular HDD in webhosting

What are the benefits of paying for SSD storage when it comes to webhosting? I know that SSDs have better read speeds is that necessarily better or is it negligible? I have sites that use databases ...
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How does Web Disk compare to FTP for accessing files from a browser and version control? [closed]

I would like to know: What is the difference between accessing my hosting through Web Disk or mapping it through FTP, in Windows? With Web Disk... is there any way to access the files through a web ...
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Are different resolutions of the same video stored as different files?

In websites like YouTube one is able to choose between this or that resolution for the same video. Is each resolution of that video stored as a separate file? I mean, is there a file stored in the ...
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Hosting a site that stores a large amount of images using asp.net MVC 4?

I am working on a website that is kinda like Flickr, for my photography course. Now every student has an account and is able to upload their photographs, which can be seen by everyone who goes onto ...
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Versatile cloud storage/VCS?

I'm looking for online storage that can "corral" many other forms of online storage like FTP, SSH, WebDAV, and commercial services like Google Storage and Dropbox, and to keep these files "in sync". ...
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Where to store large amounts of images for my site?

If i would want to deploy a site, like ebay, where people will be able to sell something, i would need to store large amounts of images, like many thausends of them and i would need to display about ...
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Amazon S3 or Dedicated Storage Server for small business site Image Hosting

We have a small business website that needs to host lot of images and we are trying to decide if we need s3 to host all our images or should we just use a NAS for storing and hosting our images ...
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How do file storage websites handle the uploads of large files?

Sites like Yousendit are offering payed uploads of up to 2GB. How is this done through a standard web form? or are they using something else? My thoughts were that a standard input file field ...
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Ideas for reducing storage needs and/or costs (lots of images)

I'm the webmaster for a small social network and have noticed that images uploaded by users are taking a big portion of the capacity available. These are mostly JPEGs. What solutions could I apply to ...
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Off-site Cardholder Data Storage

Is there a service or site out there that will store cardholder data for me? I don't need any kind of transaction processing or recurring billing... I just need somewhere that I can store data on ...
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What should I use for storage for a photo-sharing website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm building a photo-collection/gallery sharing web-app. I need to know what I should consider for storage. I only ...
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Host multimedia content

On the occasion of a new website, I'm looking for a reliable and inexpensive company to host a big volume of movies and pictures. I need around 1To to start knowing that it will grow each day. Do ...
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Best Way to Backup and Restore Linux System in VPS? [closed]

I might be opting to using the daily versions of some VPS services. I want to be able to continue from when I started after shutting down and removing the server. What is the best way to backup and ...
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Storing credit card details

I need to store credit card numbers for recurring billing through our 3rd party merchant. Are there any standards I need to adhere to regarding the storage of the details? We've been accepting credit ...