Out of these following options, what would you guys recommend as a best practice or approach? I have a website that has a ton of pdf and word files that any one can click to download. What is the best way to serve these files to users?
- Create a virtual directory that points to a UNC path where the files are?
- Create a virtual directory that points to a physical path on the same server?
- Host the files on a third-party storage system?
- Any other ideas?
I just don't want the files mixed in with the website code files. They end up in source control and publishing takes awhile due to the file size, and it is hard for non-tech people to update the documents. They always call up IT to do it for them.