What is going on on my web server if I mount a SSHFS drive at a remote server (off site, hosted by a VPS on a different domain) and someone downloads a file that I have on my web server?
Here's the scenario, if the question above needs elaboration:
File downloads are getting too large and too frequent to be supported by my company's web server and ISP.
We have had a VPS in place for about a year to handle video downloads and it has more than enough bandwidth and storage to be our file server
Our current web server and ISP are sufficient to handle general web traffic and it would be a pretty major project to migrate the entire site
I want to know why, how (and if) placing files on the remote machine will tax my machine's load and my network's bandwidth.