I hope this is not a far-away topic from this platform.
I plan to create a WordPress site, but I thought that maybe instead of hosting images on my own WordPress installation, I thought that if I just upload the images to a 3rd-party service like Imgur and then just insert them as linked images in my posts that would be a better idea?
My reasoning is:
- These 3rd-party services like Imgur already have a CDN, and they are faster in loading than my website.
- I won't have to buy/install some image optimization plugins, because images are hosted somewhere else and they already optimized there.
- Over time, I won't have to worry about storage/size issues because of the large number of pictures.
- Some services have been there for 10, 15, 20 years... So they are trusted to not disappear over night.
Of course, there might be some concerns about creating a backup just in case my pictures get removed or the 3rd-party service goes down... Is the idea generally good?
Is there anything else I have to worry about?