Yes, it will. In one case php is serving the content. In another - the webserver.
Well, it depends how server is configured. Do they use prefork or event apache module? Do they use php as a daemon or as an apache module? How much RAM do they have? (I have only 512MB, for example)Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: ↑Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:30 pmalso, I wonder why this is such an issue for you. there are many people with very many attachments that do not seem to have this problem of cpu usage.
I just worked on a board that had over 16,000 attachments in the files folder and they did not have these kinds of problems.
It also depends how phpbb is configured. I think by default they do not display attached images if their dimensions larger than 400x400. (I am displaying all images regardless of their size)