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From Jaqui Greenlees <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache HTTP Server 2.2.2 Released
Date Mon, 01 May 2006 13:45:32 GMT

--- Nick Kew <> wrote:

> On Monday 01 May 2006 13:44, Jaqui Greenlees wrote:
> > Bondware, a hosting company I know, has a showcase
> > site for their CMS script that is at a minimum at
> any
> > given time 700 users, I have seen it peak at 15
> > thousand.
> 15k concurrent database connections (erk)?
> Or 15k including some database access amongst
> static contents?  Or 15k database connections
> distributed
> over a number of machines?  Or???
15k diistinct db connections, almost all dynamic
content. [ galleries, eccomerce, forums, news
articles. ]
I beleive they have implemented multiple servers, but
it's still an impressive performance test.

> > They have had problems, but none relating to
> apache,
> > they are usually from mysql getting overwhelmed.
> > They may be in the running for performance limits.
> ~g~
> If they're already using Apache DBD under high load
> - feedback
> welcome.  If not, come to ApacheCon and see my talk
> on it.
> There are two major reasons why it's altogether more
> scalable
> than classic LAMP.
> -- 
> Nick Kew

I have never asked them about the specifics of their
server config, which they wouldn't tell people
anyways, they have been carefull with security for
their scripts.
[ a plus for them in my opinion ]

I doubt I'll be able to make the con, time isn't
readily available for me to travel.
I'll send them a note about it, since they would most
likely want to learn about anything that could ease
the performance issues.

Their showcase site alone uses over 4 Terabytes of
data transfer a month, in the last 6 years they have
only gone down once unexpectedly, and that was someone
killing the power on the system accidentally.

They have actually just started migrating to a full
lamp solution, rather than a scripting language with a
.ez extension. It actually made a significant
improvement in performance when they did.


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