The ability of a system, network, or process, to handle growing amounts of work in a graceful manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth.

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need advice on building a scalable architecture for moodle

I'm looking into designing an architecture for a moodle based education site, it will serve several thousand users at first but needs to be able to grow to support hundreds of thousands to millions of ...
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Scalable CouchDB setup

I want to migrate an existing application that has approx. 10 million records stored in a relational database to CouchDB. The thing that I love about CouchDB is easy replication and fast cached views. ...
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How to solve linux subdirectories number limit?

I have a website which will store user profile images. Each image is stored in a directory (Linux) specific to the user. Currently I have a customer base of 30+, which means I will have 30+ folders. ...
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How many databases can SQL server express handle

I'm running a SQL EXPRESS 2005 server currently hosting ~50 databases. The databases serve clients' CMS/eCommerce websites. The connections are to a single instance, no user attached instances are ...
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Ad server software for high traffic site

The company I work for runs a web site that gets a little over fifty million hits a month. We are looking at replacing our existing custom-written ad server with a prepackaged solution. It ...
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Avg AntiVirus Professional Scalability?

With the Network editions of AVG Anti virus for business, how well does it scale? How many users can it support on one network? I have heard a few stories of business's with about 3000 computers under ...
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Running 100 virtual machines on a single VMWare host server

I've been using VMWare for many years, running dozens of production servers with very few issues. But I never tried hosting more than 20 VMs on a single physical host. Here is the idea: A stripped ...
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High performance web server with no database interactivity

I'm getting ready to setup a server that will be responsible for tracking statistical data from a high volume traffic source. It will be handling requests at about 6-7mil/hour on average, all of ...
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How do I reduce RAM usage on my server?

I have recently launched a site that is very popular but I am having trouble with scalability. My site makes heavy use of FFmpeg and at peak times RAM usage hits the 2 GB point quickly and the swap ...
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Enterprise scaling - hardware & server tips

Things change when you are delivering to a large enterprise audience. What are the most important things to think about in relation to your server or server farm when scaling to a very large user ...
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Scaling databases with cheap SSD hard drives

I hope that many of you are working with high traffic database-driven websites, and chances are that your main scalability issues are in the database. I noticed a couple of things lately: Most large ...