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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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 ...