[geeklog-devel] Groklaw

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Wed Jan 28 21:06:20 EST 2004

Sure send them over, i'd be interested to see what you have.  Let me 
know which version of the MySQL conf file yours is based on (three or so 
ship with the distro).

Need to catch up with Marc sometime soon...haven't seen him in a while 
if you run into him maybe mention this thread.

Oh, and 7-8Gb...wow.  I'm poised to break the 3GB mark this month.  Nice 
to keep things in perspective.


Rob Griffiths wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2004, at 10:32 AM, Tony Bibbs wrote:
>> their popularity and those of other Geeklog sites to talk about 
>> scaling issues.  I know masosxhints.com does a lot of traffic as does 
>> groklaw.net and I'm interested how they have
> Don't forget about MacFixIt, probably the king of volume at the moment. 
>  macosxhints.com is doing about 7gb to 8gb a day, with 1,000,000+ page 
> views a month, and we haven't had any problems with Geeklog keeping pace 
> -- pages still load lightning quick.
> According to my config guy, he just "tweaked" php.ini and mysql.conf a 
> bit, and made sure that the pconnect was disabled.  In addition, we 
> threw a really big hardware box at it -- a dual Xeon machine with 2gb of 
> RAM, and it's a dedicated server just for hints and the forum site (and 
> a few very tiny family sites).  We're still running 1.37 (all security 
> updates applied, I think), though I have 1.38 running locally and hope 
> to get it online Someday Really Soon Now.
>> know what they are doing.  Are they simply using beefy boxes and ISP's 
>> with fat pipes or are there some other things under the hood.  Any of 
>> you have an answers to this?
> Our ISP (ev1.net) definitely has fat pipes, and provides a lot of 
> bandwidth (1.2 terabytes), which is very nice. They seem to have one of 
> the faster net connections I've seen (I've had four hosts in three years 
> with macosxhints, mainly due to outgrowing all the prior providers). I 
> think we'll be with ev1.net for a while -- until I can find a similar 
> host offering dual XServes, so I can finally host on what I write about :).
> If you want, I can probably get the php.ini and mysql.cnf files for you 
> to look at...
> -rob.
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