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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Creating the Menu and Footer Including the Header

Performance concerns?

Are there any with switching from a long HTML doc to a php with several include commands? Seems like there'll be a lot of back and forth with the server as opposed to one bigger fetch.

1 Answer

Ian Hattendorf
Ian Hattendorf
7,715 Points

As long as the included files all reside on the server, there shouldn't be any noticeable impact as it will essentially substitute the include statements with the files. If you include a remote file (bad idea security-wise) then it would have to fetch the files from the remote server.