I've seen mention in a couple places that it is not good to have a huge number of files in one directory. One of these places was a Web host who said that for effective backups - its best to not have more than a couple thousand files in a directory.
Anyone have more info on this? Is there a number that can be used as a guideline for max files per directory? Or does it even really matter at all?
I'm unsure of reasons of database purposes but I have over 22,000 dll files on my web server here at the house which are all in a single directory. They are all dll files that you find when you search on http://dll.webzila.com. However, opening that folder takes a few seconds longer than normal