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  • Resolved gianni333



    I’m looking for a good host to store the digital products (download files) of my woocommerce store (many zip archives around 200-500Mb).

    Does anybody have experiences with that or has any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance for all answers πŸ™‚

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  • Hello @gianni333,

    You can go ahead with AWS or Google Cloud if it’s too high in budget, you can also choose some other cloud hosting as well.

    I am using Digital Ocean for one of my client they have digital materials in GBs(1GB to 20GB) it depends up on your server settings and user internet connection as well.

    Downloads are handled by the server (nginx/apache). This method requires the X-Accel-Redirect/X-Sendfile module be installed and enabled on the server. Confirm with your web host that one of these modules is installed before using this method. It’s the most reliable method because the file is served directly to the customer and gives you the best performance. Files are also protected by an .htaccess file, making it secure.

    Thank you very much for that info @princebhalani143, that sounds really good.

    I’m currently hosting the files on a shared hosting and serving them with the X-Accel-Redirect/X-Sendfile module. This works generally fine but I’ve noticed that there are some customers who can’t download the zip archives completely (the get a corrupted archive them) while most of the time it works fine.

    Do you know if it is possible to only host the downloadable files on the cloud and leave the website with the shop on the shared hosting or if I would have to migrate the complete shop to the cloud for it to work properly?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by gianni333.

    Yes, you can have the downloadable files on a different host to the shop – I have one that uses One Drive for the downloaded files

    @seank123 Thank you, would you use direct download links in the woocommerce product linking to the google drive in that case?

    In the One Drive case that’s what we did – you can do public links in Google Drive can’t you – not tried it yet!

    @seank123 Oh I misread your first post, one drive was what I meant to ask then^^ I don’t know if google drive can do public download links but I guess it should. Anyway thanks a lot for your help πŸ™‚

    Plugin Support Laurena Rehbein


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Sounds like you’ve got lots of options here! You might also want to check out our Amazon S3 storage integration for WooCommerce.


    I am going to mark this as “resolved” for now but you can still comment if you have further thoughts/questions!

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