Data Types

DigitalOcean Spaces Support

Upload, download, and process files in DigitalOcean Spaces by creating a new folder in the Bytescale Dashboard (see instructions).

Own and manage the DigitalOcean Space your files are stored in.

No storage charge for files stored in DigitalOcean Spaces. *


You will still be required to pay the full price of your Bytescale Plan, which includes built-in storage as standard. Your monthly upload request quota will also remain active. The storage in your DigitalOcean Space is allowed to grow without limits, and won't incur additional charges from Bytescale, regardless of its size.

Please note the following when using DigitalOcean Spaces:

  • Storage usage for DigitalOcean Spaces is not reported in the Bytescale Dashboard.

  • Requests to transform files from DigitalOcean Spaces may incur additional latency due to internal download operations:

    • Video and audio transformations incur ~1 second of extra latency per 75MB of input file size when using DigitalOcean Spaces.*

    • Image transformations incur no extra latency: the performance is the same as using Bytescale's Built-in Storage.


Applies to the first request only: once the result is cached all subsequent requests to the same URL will return near-instantly.

To use your own DigitalOcean Space for read/write storage in your Bytescale account:

  1. Create a DigitalOcean Space (if you haven't already).

  2. Create a DigitalOcean Spaces access key + secret access key pair.

  3. Create a folder in the Bytescale Dashboard.

  4. Edit the folder's settings.

  5. Click on "Storage Settings".

  6. Change "Storage Type" to "DigitalOcean Spaces".

  7. Follow the instructions on the form that appears.

  8. Click on "Save Changes".

For reference, the "Storage Settings" section of the "Folder Settings" page is shown below:

Configuring an AWS S3 bucket

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