I suggest using a html caching solution. Generate your html once, and store
in a file. I like http://0x00.org/php/phpCache/

"Mike Fifield" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Ok I have a performance question. I run a wallpaper site; this is the url
> the main gallery page http://www.cognitivedistortion.com/php/gal.php
> <http://www.cognitivedistortion.com/php/gal.php>  The page does a dir read
> and lists all pictures found in each directory, it does this every time
> page is loaded. Now at first this seemed like a incredible inefficient way
> to do generate pages. The alternatives to this would be to generate a list
> of the pictures and save them in a text file, or create a list of the
> pictures and store them in a database. If I use a text file I will have to
> read the text file every time the page is generated which seems like it
> would take just as long as reading the file allocation table, which I am
> doing now. As for the database to get the same thing done I would first
> to log into the database and then pull the information.
> I was hoping to get some input as to which would be the fastest/ best way
> use.
> Mike Fifield
> Charles Schwab & Co, Inc.
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