Sensible Performance/Growth Strategies?

Raina Gustafson raina at
Mon Aug 16 20:43:02 MSD 2010

Thanks, Guillaume.

I will have a look at the pdf.

To date, I've been needing to manually re-start PHP-FPM about every
other day due to steadily increasing memory consumption over time. I'm
thinking about implementing a script to auto-restart it upon reaching
a certain threshold. I'm wondering if this is a ridiculously lazy
solution, or a reasonably respectable one.


On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Guillaume Filion <gfk at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Raina Gustafson a écrit :
>> 2. I tried using Amazon S3 as a cheap CDN, but Varnish was WAY faster.
> Of course a local server will be way faster than S3/Cloudfront, but the
> results will likely be different for a user on the other side of the planet
> because Cloudfront will have a server close to that user.
> BTW, you should use cloudfront instead of S3 if you want a CDN:
> I really need to gain a better understanding of the basics of how
> everything works. My background is in fine art–not tech.
> You might want to check these slides from a presentation by Ask Bjørn Hansen
> about scaling web services. It helped give me a good overall understanding
> of web scalability:
> (189 pages, 6MB PDF)
> Cheers,
> GFK's
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