I'm developing what will one day be a large help system. The
final version will be hosted as Welp Pro from a dedicated server.
It will contain several thousand topics and provide access to a
variety files, including Excel, PDF, Flash videos, etc.
With such a large project in mind, should I start with
seperate merged projects?
Also, with so many extra files, and the final project
stretching into gigabytes, is the final output going to be stable?
Hi Nick and welcome to the RH forums. With a project that
size I'd efinitely use merged projects for my sanity if for no
other reason. Managing a project that size would potentially mean a
lot of linking of various types between files and it would be
easier to do if they were in manageable chunks. Also if you have a
project with thousands of topics with the associates links, images,
etc. you'll need to open up your project, go and make a cup of
coffee, drink it and if you are lucky it may be open by the time
you next look at your screen
. As far as your output is concerned, I know of
authors with output exceeding 10K files and they have no problems
with its stability. Ditto searching.