Google Cloud Storage and WordPress

I am trying out a system that puts my media files onto Google Cloud Storage, which is much cheaper than using increasingly huge VPS instances.

I am trying WP-Stateless, and I will post a photo as a test.

Well, it works – you can absolutely do this. However, it only works if you have a public-facing bucket. The flow I was hoping for is for a password-protected site, and that does not work with a public bucket. I also explored using a FUSE-based setup, where I use SSH for a virtual link between my filesystem and a non-public bucket.

That works OK in a test, but if you add 40Gb of data, the FUSE link just fails to work – you can’t manage the throughput for even the ls command, let alone working as a high-latency-localish filesystem. Oh well.