How can I give my server some relief?
September 1, 2011 10:15 AM Subscribe
Quick web question: Does splitting image heavy content into pages increase or decrease server load?
posted by Jezztek to Computers & Internet (23 answers total)
Currently my index displays all 21 of my shirt designs as images (and I'll be adding a few more shortly), so the next thing I was thinking of doing would be to split the index into two pages so instead of loading all 21 images at once I'd have it load say 15 per page (cutting down the number of images by 6 for now, and a few more once I add new designs).
Assuming say 30% of folks just hit the index and bounce, never to click elsewhere would this help reduce server load, or would the fact that a lot of folks would be clicking on page 2 and starting a whole additional page load more than make up for any gains that come from reducing the number of images loaded at once?