This is the first time I write in these forums: so far I've searched the solutions to problems that I had between existing discussions.
I tried to find a good answer to my question, but there're many point of view and many ways of thinking about this solution. :(
The question is:
Is better put images in database like MySql with BLOB type or store images in usual directory, linked by filename stored in database?
My situation is this:
I'm about to start writing a web interface that allows to upload and manage images that will be voted and then reordered for other votations. The images will not exceed 3 MB and they'll be supported only JPG, PNG and GIF extensions.
The number of the images will be around 500 per year. Naturally we'll use this images voting method for all the years to come.
There's nobody that tell me what is the better way? Store in DB or in directories?
Thanks in advance!