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From:Adam Powell Date:July 12 1999 5:23pm
Subject:Re: surviving the Slashdot effect
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We are getting in excess of 40 million hits (database queries) per day on
one database server (dual RISC 300Mhz, 1GB RAM, SCSI drive), and its not
doing that bad at all....

Adam

----- Original Message -----
From: SrfRoG <srfrog@stripped>
To: Thomas D. Wilkinson <thomas@stripped>
Cc: <mysql@stripped>
Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: surviving the Slashdot effect


> On Mon, 12 Jul 1999, Thomas D. Wilkinson wrote:
>
> >
> > I'm working on a database project that is rather large scale and I am
> > trying to avoid using Oracle because of the added cost to clients.  It
> > is intended to be connected to the web for e-commerce.  My biggest fear,
> > though is that I may be Slashdotted (This means being mentioned on a
> > high traffic web site; this is good if the tools I use can handle it,
> > embarrasing and costly if they can't).
> >
> > Has anybody ever had any experiences like this?  Has MySQL been able to
> > survive a million (gives me a margin of safety) hits in one day (The
> > hardware will be appropriate -- is the software?)?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > - Thomas
> >
> >
>
> one of my sites handles 2.5+ mill hits per day with MySQL 3.21.33b ...
>
> keep in mind my setup is appropiate for the load: dual pII 400, 512mb
> RAM, RAID, FreeBSD3.1, Apache. MySQL can perform great, given that the
> system configuration is convenient. I'm testing a new setup with Linux
> 2.2.10 and MySQL 3.22.24(25) and seems to be the fastest to date. This
> move was inspired on /. itself, as it runs on Linux2.2.x + MySQL +
mod_perl
> and gets a good share of hits :)
>
> stick with open-source software, you'll never loose ;)
> (also, remember to register for MySQL support!)
>
> Best regards.
>
>
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surviving the Slashdot effectThomas D. Wilkinson12 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectMichael R. Gile12 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectSrfRoG12 Jul
    • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectAdam Powell12 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectOrlando Andico12 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectSasha Pachev13 Jul
    • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectJames Rogers13 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectPatrick Greenwell13 Jul
    • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectThomas D. Wilkinson13 Jul
      • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectPatrick Greenwell13 Jul
        • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectThomas D. Wilkinson14 Jul
          • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectMichael Widenius30 Jul
        • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectT├Ánu Samuel14 Jul
Re: surviving the Slashdot effectDerick H Siddoway14 Jul
Re: surviving the Slashdot effectJames Rogers14 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectThomas D. Wilkinson14 Jul
    • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectJames Rogers17 Jul
Re: surviving the Slashdot effectDerick H Siddoway15 Jul
Re: surviving the Slashdot effectSasha Pachev15 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectDarrell Shifflett15 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectJames Rogers17 Jul
Re: surviving the Slashdot effectJames Rogers17 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectThomas D. Wilkinson17 Jul
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Re: surviving the Slashdot effectAntony T Curtis19 Jul
  • Re: surviving the Slashdot effectSasha Pachev19 Jul
Re: surviving the Slashdot effectDerick H Siddoway19 Jul