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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
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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.