SuperImage plugin - worried about performance

I cannot say I've used the plugin you are referring to below. However, I've had a similar design decision in the past. Not that this is the best method mind you but it works.

We decided to create a number of resized copies from the original image and store on the servers. Now all we have to worry about is hard drive space. Another sticky point was the controversy of do we store the images on a database server or a content server (the images need to be shared across a number of web servers). The content server won out in the end.

In my opinion, rescaling on demand is not a good way to go on this (I'm guessing I'll get some heckles for that statement). With hard drives as cheap as they are, I believe the best choice is to precreate the thumbnails or whatever it is you're doing.

Jeff Pritchard wrote: