does <?php echo html ; ?> slow my site

Posted on 2007-12-06
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi experts,

In a file called config.php  I have this variable:
$path_to_pics = 'can/forum/picture';

And in the rest of the site I replaced every picture:
<img src='can/forum/picture/rtl.gif' />
With :
<img src='<?php echo $path_to_pics ?>/rtl.gif' />

Is this going to affect the speed of my site or the use of the server?
If yes, what is the best way to deal with this?

Question by:uk1900
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TheHound earned 200 total points
ID: 20425704
It will hardly effect things. Maybe a few milliseconds here and there, but it shouldn't be noticeable unless your server is unusually slow.

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nizsmo earned 150 total points
ID: 20425706
Should not, I use this myself, and with/without the path appending with the PHP, I do not notice any loading time differences (tried testing it once or twice, and no time differences).

Expert Comment

ID: 20425711
By the way, it will do you more good than bad anyway because if you ever changed a directory, you just need to change one variable.
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imitchie earned 150 total points
ID: 20425713
Not by any noticeable amount.  Check out free php websites like drupal, phpbb or joomla - there are a hundred times more complex and has many more $references!

Expert Comment

ID: 20425738
What imitchie said is quite true. Think of forums software such as IPB. They have thousands of lines of PHP code just like yours, and it takes under a second.

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