Does refreshing rapidly slow a site down?Watch
This always seems to be a dodgy issue. I always assumed pressing refresh really quickly( ie holding teh F5 key down) doesn't affect the server greatly, as sometimes a connection isn't even made. However, I was on a messageboard and my F5 key got jammed! took me a while to find a screwdriver and prise it back up again, but by that time, the number of views for that topic had reached 3000 and something. I tried it on another site ( for less than a minute) and I noticed it had nearly no effect..it went up by about 8. I'm assuming it's do do with the badnwidth of the site and server in question, but since I have no way of visiting the site from two different locations at the same time, I can't tell if it gets slowed down.
2)Drains the processing power of the server