Hello I'm looking to allow users upload pictures onto my site and have it displayed and linked to their site.. This process is for Ad purposes. Ive looked into php mysql uploading images but ive ran into a lot of threads condemning the practice and suggesting saving the images to a directory(and have the path saved in mysql).
Ive never tried uploading, displaying, querying, or loading images from either so I would like to know the major differences.
Are querys that much slower vs loading from directory?
Is it possible to have users upload directly into a directory? is this safe?
If jquery was integrated with the image query would that speed up the response time?