I'm thinking of a setup for our rather popular website to be able to scale on the CPU side of things. We are running quite a few CPU intensive image conversion jobs at random times (user input) and ...
This question is about figuring out if horizontal scaling by adding servers is the next step or not. Here is the context: About 1400 concurrent users at peak time (between 11:00am-4:00pm) in Google ...
I'm facing a dilemma in the choice of my MySQL schema application. So before I start here is a picture extremely simplified of my database : Schema here : http://i43.tinypic.com/2wp5lxz.png In one ...
Out of curiosity, would it be pointless/wasteful/silly to put a firewall as a VM guest (regardless of VM host - ESX, Xen, Hyper-V, etc. etc.) and redirect all traffic from other VM guests through the ...
I have this problem with server running CakePHP application. The server is insanely slow, I first thought that it's application problem, but then I found constant 5-6MB/s write to disk. What is the ...
What are your favourite techniques to improve scalability of highly websites? I have compiled the following list for techniques I've used using open-source tools: 1.) Caching full-page ...
What kernel parameter or other settings control the maximum number of TCP sockets that can be open on a Linux server? What are the tradeoffs of allowing more connections? I noticed while load testing ...