News Feed
Jobs Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Justin Carmony's Blog:
Working with Middle-Scale Websites
July 21, 2011 @ 11:53:08

In a new post Justin Carmony looks at what it means to me a "middle-scale website" and has some recommendations for anyone working with their applications and considering things like scalability, overcompensation and finding real results through profiling.

Hopefully at some point, your website is going to get a lot of traffic. Yay, you've reached your goal of getting good traffic, but it is soon followed by issues with performance and load. I like to call these the growing pains of a website. So as a web developer, I suddenly have the epiphany of "Hey, I need to scale my website!" What follows next is the biggest mistake a web developer can make: They start looking at articles on how Google scales, or maybe how Facebook manages all of their traffic. This is a mistake! To be brutally honest, you are not Google. You are not Facebook. You are not Twitter. You are a website that receives less than 0.000001% of the traffic that some of the major websites receive.

He includes a "reality check" of the setup behind a popular social site, StackExchange, with comments from their own post about their infrastructure. He talks about things included in a move to "middle-scale" like adding caching, performance tweaking, moving to a multiple server model and using replication.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
middle scale website application optimize performance profile


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

David Goodwin's Blog: Release - Pale Purple's Trac Project Planning Board

Zend Developer Zone: The ZendCon Sessions Episode 7: High Performance PHP & MySQL Scaling Techniques

Zend Developer Zone: OSCON Day 2: Picking Up Steam

DZone.com: Hardening PHP: How to securely include remote code (part 1)

Felix Geisendörfer's Blog: How to Plugin'ize Your App


Community Events











Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


introduction install overview application series podcast release security symfony2 unittest package code hhvm facebook hack framework component opinion composer language

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework