images make cpu loading high

When I added new products,

The Thumbnail image I choose [COLOR=“Red”]URL[/COLOR]. But it seems store images in database.

([COLOR=“Red”]I have store images on other server[/COLOR])

When 30 users online and visit categories. It make my server CPU loading really high.

Is there any other way?

try disabling gd2 library (thumbnail generation by server)

and see if result is different.

settings->thumbnails. Disable:

Create thumbnails from detailed images automatically.

just a quick thought.

SAve the image to your computer and then submit locally.