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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2010

    Does the number of files depend on performance of the server?

    For example, if I upload 200.000 files, how will it slow down the server?

  2. #2
    Depends. If they're all in one directory and your web page makes a list of them everytime domeone reloads the page, then yes.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Yes, it does, so many unlimited hosting providers limit the number of files you can have per account.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Many hosting companies (especially unlimited as mentioned above) have an "inode" limit, which increases when you add more files and folders. If you go over that limit, some hosts stop including your account files in backups, and often people have their accounts suspended after reaching a few hundred thousand. 200,000 would definitely be close to the limits.

    However, the files simply being present on the machine won't make any difference to the speed of the actual server (page loads etc).

  5. #5
    Yes, the number of uploaded files, make slow down the server. It also depends on weight of files if you uploads heavy files then server will slow down more while in light weight files not disturbs server more.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    UK: Oxford
    Well it also depends on the servers configuration and hardware. Lightspeed for example will as every other OS will have to load all the files first but it processes PHP MUCH faster then RedHat for example so it loads faster.
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