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February 15, 2011, 5:00 am
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month. One of the aspects utilized the logic that using a subdomain
for images would increase load time, because the browser would open a
For example, this:
Would load faster on the page than this:
We discussed it on here for awhile, and a lot of people said that they
saw major performance increases by using this tactic. I did too!
Except for one minor issue...
Now, the number of processes loading is becoming a problem. This has
always been high, but my server admin (it's a semi-managed server)
stated that he's seeing that many IPs are making multiple connections
to the server. In some cases, up to 10!
So, here's the question. If I have a page with 9 images on it, and
they're all loading with a subdomain, would that cause 10 Apache
processes to open (one for the page, and one for each image)?
Re: More on Latency
I wouldn't say a "lot of people" saw "major performance increases".
From the messages I saw, it was a mixed bag - a few saw minor
increases, some saw no increases and even in some cases decreases in
Sure. They're loading from a different domain than the name page, so
they need a new connection.
Have you tried asking these questions on the Apache mailing lists -
where the Apache technical gurus hang out? They're a much better place
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