I have a single blade server to work with (8 CPUs, decent bandwidth, running apache). Users will be connecting to the server to download a single file (either the 5mb or the 70mb version). What can I do to make the server not melt under the load?
The users will first access a PHP file which will determine if they can access the file or not, and if the script passes then they will download the file. I'm just wondering what I can do to make sure that not all the slots fill up and people end up getting timeouts.
I'm anticipating max 10,000 downloads a day. Would a decent blade server be able to handle this?