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The downsides of using nginx as a primary web server?

I've seen millions of websites using nginx as a proxifying webserver working together with Apache. But I've seen very few servers running nginx only as their default webserver. What are the main ...
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Suggestions for programming language and database for a high end database querying system (>50 million queries a day)?

These requirements are sketchy at the moment, but will appreciate any insights. We are exploring what would be required to build a system that can handle 50 database million queries a day - ...
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High load on a nagios server — How many service checks for a nagios server is too many?

I have a nagios server running Ubuntu with a 2.0 GHz Intel Processor, a RAID10 array, and 400 MB of RAM. It monitors a total of 42 services across 8 hosts, most of which are checked using the ...
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What is the recommended GlusterFS configuration for a growing website?

I have a website that is tracking towards 50 million hits per day average, and within the next 3 months should be over 100 million hits per day. We are trying to use GlusterFS v 3.0.0 (with latest ...
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Inexplicably high total CPU usage when itemized view shows less

I'm having issues with CPU usage on a WinServ08 machine: Effectively, the CPU usage (and more noticeably on core 0 out of 3) is higher than I'd think, and task manager (when sorted by CPU %) shows ...
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What are the tradeoffs between a VMware VM and a local machine for scientific CPU intensive computing?

I have a computing task that will probably run non-stop for several weeks with occasional restarts. My IT folks seem to feel a VMware machine set up on our corporate servers would be a better solution ...
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Expecting High traffic on website..How to manage

I am expecting high traffic on a corporate website i am managing.At present the website is hosted on godaddy shared hosting. As it will be an IPO for my clients company so i don't have any idea what ...
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hosting country for a global site

For a high traffic global web site is it efficient to change the hosting country to out of US ? I have to make a decision between colocating our own servers nears us vs dedicated server solution at US....