Here is my situtation: I have domainname.com pointing to a server that currently has one static IP address. The server is running Win2008 Std and is currently hosting our only application.
The application allows uploading image files and we then join those to create small MP4 video files (you can think of the uploaded images as frames for the video). Those files are then played on a web page along with a static video that allows for streaming (we are using this streaming module for IIS 7 to get the job done).
Currently, we have a separate disk drive whose sole purpose is to host the media files. Right now we have a virtual directory pointing to the other drive and the application thinks this is merely a folder within its own folder structure.
Essentially, question is this: would I gain any performance advantage at all by configuring a subdomain instead of using the virtual directory? I am fairly ignorant of the finer details of DNS and running full-blown application servers, thus my question. If I needed to, I could get another IP address for this machine, but I don't know if that helps either.
Any advice is appreciated, thanks.