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Self-Hosting Images or Free Image Hosting Sites?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Scorpion Ghost, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

    Mar 22, 2013
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    I got a question about Images which are used in various gadgets as the button or as a background image.

    Is it better to self-host them, or host them on a free image hosting site, such as photobucket, in terms of site loading speed, visibility, or any other reasons???

    For example, i have a blogger blog and i go and get a Custom 3rd Party StumbleUpon Sharing Button to install as a widget on my blog. I install it in the HTML area. And in the code, for/as the button, there is a Custom Image which is hosted on Photobucket. Is it better to download that image and host it on my blog in a draft post, or is it not better, or does it not make any difference??

    Thanks a lot
  2. GodLy

    GodLy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Feb 15, 2012
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    China, HK
    You can try to use S3 amazon service. They will give you 1 year free membership.
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