Using stage file proxy to serve files

If you don't want to fill your local machine with files from a production/stage/dev environment you can instead serve them from production through a proxy.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Enable the Stage File Proxy Module
  2. Go to the configuration menu for the module at Configuration / System / Stage File Proxy Settings
  3. Under the origin website put the url of the website you wish to pull files from.
  4. Clear cache and refresh your page and you should now see files being served from your production website.