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Dropbox hosting wordpress media files and stats?

Dropbox hosting wordpress media files and stats?

KimberH
Helpful | Level 5

HI, I have a Wordpress site with a large number of audio files.  I was looking at Amazon S3 but wondered if it was possible to use dropbox to host my media files instead of the WordPress hosting I have. If that is possible, it there any way to get stats on the number of times an audio file is played? 

 

Thanks

Kim 

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Re: Dropbox hosting wordpress media files and stats?

Mark
Super User II

I cannot say this strongly enough - dont. 

 

While it is possible to host via Dropbox it doesnt look professional when the Dropbox page opens, there is only limited bandwidth (at which point the links just stop - you dont get warned and you cannot remove the ban, you have to serve it out) and there is no way to count etc. 

 

Use a service which is intended to host and stream etc. Please do not try and shoehorn into Dropbox - it wont end well.


 


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Re: Dropbox hosting wordpress media files and stats?

Mark
Super User II

I cannot say this strongly enough - dont. 

 

While it is possible to host via Dropbox it doesnt look professional when the Dropbox page opens, there is only limited bandwidth (at which point the links just stop - you dont get warned and you cannot remove the ban, you have to serve it out) and there is no way to count etc. 

 

Use a service which is intended to host and stream etc. Please do not try and shoehorn into Dropbox - it wont end well.


 


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Heart Did this post help you? If so please mark it for some Kudos below. 


:white_check_mark: Did this post fix your issue/answer your question? If so please press the 'Accept as Solution' button to help others find it.


:arrows_counterclockwise: Did this post not resolve your issue? If so please give us some more information so we can try and help - please remember we cannot see over your shoulder so be as descriptive as possible! 


 

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Re: Dropbox hosting wordpress media files and stats?

KimberH
Helpful | Level 5

Thank you very much for the honest answer

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