Excellent perspective, Sean, thank you.  I'll check into our numbers; and
the 300ms is a very helpful data point.

Also, thanks for the references to volume.  Could you please clarify CACM?
Is that cacm.acm.org or cacm.org, please?  Or something else entirely?

Many thanks,

Peter

> From: Sean Cribbs <seancri...@gmail.com>
> Reply-To: <radiant@radiantcms.org>
> Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 11:54:05 -0400
> To: <radiant@radiantcms.org>
> Subject: Re: [Radiant] Stories of stability
> 
> It's more useful to break it down into req/s.
> 5M page views a month is an average of 2 req/s (not taking into
> account spikes). Do you have some info about your peak request rate?
> 
> I've seen even the heaviest pages take less than 300ms to render, plus
> you'll most often be hitting the cache, which is even faster. I'm
> betting you could handle that on a 1GB vps with the whole stack
> installed. If it can't handle the traffic, you could put Varnish or
> some other reverse-proxy cache in front, at the expense of freshness.
> 
> Other Radiant deployments to consider w.r.t. volume: redken.com, CACM.
> 
> Sean
> 
> On Thursday, December 24, 2009, Peter Degen-Portnoy
> <pport...@avenue100.com> wrote:
>> Compete.com tells me that ruby-lang gets about 1/10 the traffic I currently
>> get.  So your musing about the production configuration is at the heart of
>> the question.
>> 
>> - Peter
>> 
>>> From: Mohit Sindhwani <t...@onghu.com>
>>> Organization: Viometrix | Onghu
>>> Reply-To: <t...@onghu.com>, <radiant@radiantcms.org>
>>> Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 21:47:26 +0800
>>> To: <radiant@radiantcms.org>
>>> Subject: Re: [Radiant] Stories of stability
>>> 
>>> Peter Degen-Portnoy wrote:
>>>> Thanks, Steven, for the added perspective.
>>>> 
>>>> What do folks consider a "high-volume" site?  If I'm looking to handle 3 -
>>>> 5
>>>> million page views monthly, which I can do with a few production Rails
>>>> servers and a non-trivial production architecture (memcache, n-tier
>>>> architecture, etc.), do folks think Radiant will be up to the task?
>>>> 
>>> Well, the ruby-lang site runs on Radiant.. wonder what configuration it
>>> uses.
>>> 
>>> That said, if your content doesn't change too rapidly, you can increase
>>> the cache timeout to a good large number.. my sites are not high volume
>>> - more like niche technology sites, so I wouldn't know for sure.
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> Mohit.
>>> 12/24/2009 | 9:47 PM.
>>> 
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