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From Alexandru David Constantinescu <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] hardware for proxy
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2008 14:21:56 GMT
Ben Spencer wrote:
>> Ther is no SSL involve what so ever.
>> The sites are very active (it is a share hosting environment and this
>> is
>> the reason why I wanna try the proxy) and beside that we plan to
>> expand.
>> We have between 50~300 reqs/sec (depend on time of the day) with around
>> 10~20 kb/reqs and this is not the busiest server. Probably we need
>> something to hold around 5000 reqs/sec like a frontend.
> You have a much busier site then we are currently running. I don't have a
> clue what our requests/sec are (apart from what server-status provides)
> during any given time. The concurrent requests seem to peak out at about 120
> split roughly 50/50 between the two major applications (which means about
> 35-45% are SSL) and the box doesn't have any issues and is (per vmstat --
> forgot to mention it is a RHEL VM) 10-15% non-idle (user + sys + io wait =
> 10-15% usage). Currently, our proxy is performing some DNS lookups (DNS
> isn't on the box its self) do to how some of the access restrictions are
> done. I would assume that removing those would also lessen CPU usage.
> benji

Thanks again Ben. My problem is that we wanna buy the hardware but we 
don't know what are the week points of this environment , cpu, ram, IO etc


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