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What kind of scaling method is it, when you add new software to a single server to handle more users? [closed]

I have read about scaling (in terms of terminology and methods). This got me confused about the following: On a single computer, running a web server (say apache), if the system administrator adds a ...
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How can I perform IIS stress test 40,000 http requests per second?

I'm the co-founder of a startup which is in the beginning and growing rapidly. I want to test an stress scenario on my IIS server to help figure out the resource needed from our cloud service, like ...
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Load balanced Drupal servers: a good way to share data among the servers?

I'm trying to get an overview of how i would go about creating a load balanced web server setup. Setting up the actual load balancer and adding two or more web servers seems fair enough. However, I ...
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How to deploy web application for 2 million users?

I've been tasked with figuring out how to do a large scale deployment for a high availability, high traffic, dynamic, flash based web application. There is a good possibility that this application can ...
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Does multipurpose node is a good thing for scaling?

I have a web app with different tiers: database for persistence a couple of web servers(mongrels) load balancer Now it is all running on the same host. But how can I add another server to handle ...
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How many simultaneous requests would you expect a webserver to handle

I know there is no straight answer to this question - depends on specs etc. But what is the order of magnitude of simultaneous requests you'd expect a server to handle? Currently, our server starts to ...
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When is the right time to add a separate database server, add more web servers?

Usually web projects start small, everything is on the one server. But if site becomes popular one server won't be enough. So, since I don't have any experience in this, I'd like to get an idea of: 1. ...
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How many requests should my webserver be able to handle?

Not going into specifics on the specs since I know there is no real answer for this. But I've been doing load testing today with the ab command in apache. And got to the number of 70 requests per ...