That said, I have nginx running on a flat file-serving VPS, and would like to have some static content served from that server instead of the separate, Drupal server. These are my notes on how to do that.
- do I need a reverse proxy setup? The files are currently served from the justagwailo.com domain.
- if not, can I use a subdomain? static.justagwailo.com currently points to an Amazon S3 bucket hosting some video. I like the idea of using S3 to host static content, but would also like to know how to run my own file server.
- if I were to use a subdomain, how would you use Drupal's upload system to keep store then keep track of it?
- file permissions would need to be granted to something (Drupal itself? SFTP?) and the fully qualified URL either stored in the database or generated on the fly (or cached)