I have a potential client that is anticipating rapid growth of a web
site they want me to build. Some quick research tells me that there is
the potential for as many as 50 million users that will access the site
for an hour or two every day. All of those users will be located in the
USA so most of the access will be during the day.. To use the web site
you will have to have an account and log in. At this time I can't
really say how much data will need to be stored about each user.
If this site grows as much as this client thinks, will I need to have
some kind of load sharing system to access the database?
I was reading in the MySQL manual about the NDB Cluster storage engine.
Is this something that would work well in a situation like this? One
thing that was mentioned was the possibility of having servers in
different locations which seems to make the Cluster storage engine not a
Can someone here give some insight and suggest other options I could
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