Sensible Performance/Growth Strategies?
igor at sysoev.ru
Thu Aug 5 19:40:00 MSD 2010
On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 10:08:54AM -0500, Raina Gustafson wrote:
> Ok. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I will look into Nginx FastCgi.
nginx supports caching for both proxied and FastCGI servers.
You may use this scheme:
nginx/cache -> Apache/APC
> How does it compare with Varnish?
> What tools do you use for stress testing/performance measurements?
I did not run tests.
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Hone Watson <hone at codingstore.com> wrote:
> > I would say you can run Magento with APC, php-fpm and easily server a
> > few hundred visitors per day on 512mb on a Debian/Ubuntu/FreeBsd
> > build. I have a set up on the same spec and Magento can serve fresh
> > pages in less than a second (which is still very slow for a cms but
> > much faster for Magento on Apache etc). You should be able to serve a
> > few thousand page views a day comfortably on a set up like this.
> > You can use Nginx FastCgi Cache instead of Varnish.
> > I haven't tried Memcached with Magento.
> > On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 3:33 AM, Raina Gustafson <raina at thequeensmen.com> wrote:
> >> I'm looking for advice on how to get the most out of my servers, and
> >> am looking for information on the advantages/disadvantages of various
> >> strategies.
> >> Right now, I have a production (ve) from Media Temple with 1GB and a
> >> development (ve) with 512MB. I'm running one installation of Magento,
> >> and get between 100-300 visitors per day. My traffic is directly
> >> proportional to the number of products in my catalog, so I know that
> >> as I add more products I will receive more traffic. Obviously, it's a
> >> humble little operation right now.
> >> Last spring, I naively set up Apache with APC Cache and Varnish, not
> >> realizing that it wouldn't support SSL without further intervention.
> >> Since Nginx can support SSL with or without Varnish, and since it has
> >> such a great reputation for performance, I made the switch.
> >> On the production server, I just have Nginx running by itself right
> >> now while I work out a better system. I installed APC on the dev
> >> server this morning, which seems to be helping with PHP memory
> >> consumption. I intend to install Varnish as well, and should attempt
> >> to optimize MySQL, but thought I'd consult the community before
> >> proceeding since I'm not completely confident in the path I'm on.
> >> I don't really know how to weigh the pros and cons of creating a more
> >> complicated system vs. paying for a more powerful server. Nor do I
> >> understand at what point I should start considering memcached, load
> >> balancing, etc. There are likely more appropriate steps between where
> >> I'm at now and those solutions, but I'd love to have a plan of action
> >> established for the future.
> >> Any thoughts? Any resources where I can further educate myself? Thanks!
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