Q1 - What's the current most popular approach (plugin/gem or
otherwise) for sending files / streaming files (e.g. images) back to a
Q2 - Noting I'm on Dreamhost.com on a shared environment (so don't get
much access to Apache), I was going to stick the images in mysql.
Should keep things simple. Later if the service really gets used or
response times are an issue I could change this approach (store them
in a directory I create in the Rails app, but not under /public I
guess). This should be OK no? Again I'm not sure how much access to
Apache with Dreamhost.com shared platform I would have and whether
there would be a well known more performant option here.
Background - So the main page would be referencing these images via a
Rails controller to ensure authentication occurs. So it's the
standard scenario of allowing a user to upload files/images, but when
they download them how to serve this back to them in an efficient