How is server operations affected by large downloads?
I want people to download a 1.8 meg ebook.
In order not to slow down the operation of the main domain, should I place this file on another domain that is just used for downloads?
I don't want the download to cause a slow down for the other people surfing the main domain.
As far as the speed of operations as perceived by the incoming surfer, does everything that happens on a BSD dedicated server with a few domains on it effect the speed of all the other domains on the server?
A 1.8 mb download should not even be noticable to people viewing other aspects of the website. However, if you have 1 million people downloading that 1.8 mb file all at the same time...you're going to have a problem. It really depends on the traffic flow and how many people are downloading concurrently.
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