If your page is frequently access and the data does not change then by all means store the image in the file system.
however, I have found it useful to store the images in the database for certain applications which I want to maintain an additional level of security over the images when using sessions management. For example, if I want certain users access to certain images. It is up to you to balance performance with referential integrity and additional coding. ----- Original Message ----- From: "PHP List" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "php" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 7:45 PM Subject: [PHP] To store or not to store . . . > Hi, > I was wondering about the following: > Should I store a picture directly in a MySQL table? Or just store the link > to a file on the system somewhere? > > I would think that leaving the picture as an actual file and just storing > the link would be quicker. But what are the dis/advantages of storing right > in the table? I like the idea of not cluttering up my file system. Pictures > would only be about in the 20K range. > > Thanks, > Chris > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php