Msg#: 4220569 posted 9:43 pm on Oct 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
I remember that class it keeps a cache of images and no auto-cleanup if I remember correctly. You will have to clean up the thumbs manually (there should be a cache folder under phpThumb). What I don't understand though is that the thumb files must be accessed for the server load you describe.
If some traffic is causing it you may want to implement cold image linking where the images are outside the web-root and an intermediate server script accesses them and randomizes the image link so images cannot hot-linked.
Msg#: 4220569 posted 10:32 pm on Oct 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
the cache cleans out ok. what i dont understand is this: if it has worked for 4 years without trouble i haven't changed anything in my site's code i haven't changed anything at phpthumb the traffic is the same
why is it causing such high server load?
i think it might be a php setting of some sort...maybe the people at my hoting server changed something (it's a deducated server)