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08/25/2022 11:16:49 PM (21 months ago)
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  • Ticket #55443, comment 138

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    99> For what it is worth, I think the server space issue is a little over blown. Lots of popular plug-ins add image sizes that create more files and no one talks about that.
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    11 I see few people already replied that adding larger storage requirements by a plugin is acceptable as the site owner can make an informed decision about it. Yes, generally server disk space is cheaper than bandwidth when an image is used somewhat frequently (SSD prices have come down but still not that cheap).
     11I see @eatingrules already replied that adding larger storage requirements by a plugin is acceptable as the site owner can make an informed decision about it. Yes, generally server disk space is cheaper than bandwidth when an image is used somewhat frequently (SSD prices have come down but still not that cheap).
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    1313It becomes more expensive for rarely used images, and eventually can become "wasted space" for images that are used very rarely or almost never. (The actual calculation depends on several factors, but 2-3 sub-sizes would be enough for rarely used images. If there isn't a good match in the `srcset` the requested image size will likely be larger, and the bandwidth will increase a bit. However that image will be loaded only few times per year. Chances are the increased bandwidth cost will be less than the storage cost.)