Storing images in MySQL vs Filesystem
Is it better to save images uploaded by users into a MySQL database or to the filesystem? I figure its easier to manage the files if they are in the database, however the database will quickly grow in size due to the images. Although, if you save the images to the filesystem there might be issues of versioning the images and handling browser caching when users replace old images.
What do you guys typically do? I'm interested to hear arguments from both sides.