Tools to use with Cloud Files

  • Last updated on: 2018-04-20
  • Authored by: Stephanie Fillmon

You can use the following tools to upload and manage content with Cloud Files.

Rackspace Cloud Files CDN

Rackspace Cloud Files CDN is a WordPress plug-in that allows any media in your WordPress uploads folder to be uploaded to Rackspace Cloud Files, powered by CDN. After the file is uploaded, it is deleted from the local server.

Django-Cloudfiles

Django-Cloudfiles is an extension to the management system of Django, which is a popular website framework. Django-Cloudfiles lets you synchronize the static content directory of your Django-powered website to your Cloud Files account effortlessly.

Django-Cloudfiles has the following characteristics:

  1. It uploads only files that have been modified (but can force upload-all).
  2. It can create a new container for you.
  3. It preserves your file hierarchy by naming your remote files so that they emulate nested directories: no need to flatten your existing structure.
  4. You can store credentials in your site’s configuration file (for easy use) or specify them on the command line (for greater security).
  5. It ignores files you probably don’t want to upload like .DS_Store, .git, and Thumbs.db.
  6. Plug-ins for the Django management system do exist (for example, django-extensions), but none integrate with Cloud Files.
  7. It is a simple drop-in with no coding necessary.
  8. It requires no external dependencies.
  9. Django is reusable, so Django developers always look for an existing solution before building a new one.
  10. Django is supported by Google App Engine.

Media manager

Media manager is a plug-in that mirrors your media library to your Cloud Files CDN. All URL’s to this content use the Cloud Files path when you insert them by using the Media manager. You can import all of your media to the CDN.

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