I have a site where I anticipate to have a large amount of users. I've heard that it is a good idea to separate user content (uploaded images) and place them on a separate static server where lighttpd would serve the content. This is supposed to speed up the requests significantly.
My question is:
- Roughly how much improvement can I expect form doing this?
- How is it done? Users on my site upload files but then how do I automate the transfer process? What's the best practice? Rsync?
- Any other tips? ideas? I'd really appreciate your input.