Moving media library to Amazon S3 completely (3 posts)

  1. archer7
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I'm looking for a way to use Amazon S3 as the Media Library for this website. Essentially, I would like it so my media files (photos mostly) will be stored in S3 by WordPress, bypassing the hosting server's drives for permanent storage. I use a hosting service that charges on a pay-for-what-you-use basis, and their storage fees are quite a bit higher than Amazon S3's.

    I'm already using Amazon S3 as a CloudFront source and as storage for larger files, like audio recordings, so I'm already paying twice for storing the files in the Media Library. However, my users require the convenience of the WordPress Media Library, so uploading to S3 and then manually hotlinking the files is not really an option.

    Does a method/plugin already exist for doing something like this? Would I need to write my own plugin? Is this even reasonable?


  2. Mark Ratledge
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

  3. archer7
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks! The "Amazon S3 Uploads" plugin seems to be what I need! All my Google searching only came up with TanTan's S3 plugin. I should have known to use better tools.

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