[Mongrel] production-izing a popular site

Rob Sanheim rsanheim at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 20:45:27 EST 2006

Lets say you have a site that is serving, oh, around 100k unique
visitors a day (plain ole' browser requests) - plus probably ~ 40k
uniques to feeds.  Assume this site is 90% read like most of the web,
so the traffic looks like your typical news or portal site.  There are
two web boxes behind a hardware load balancer, each doing apache 2.2.3
-> mongrel_proxy_balancer -> mongrel clusters.  One db machine, but
that shouldn't be stressed at all due to heavy caching of the content.

Where to being with performance testing something like this?  How many
mongrels per web box to start with?  Any comparable sites in
production to compare it to (Ezra?)

- Rob

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