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How scalable is askbot nowadays?

asked 2013-05-12 21:49:11 -0500

kate_r gravatar image

A similar question was asked before in 2011 and it seems back then caching support was rather weak. Has the caching support been improved since then? Can Askbot handle 40 pageviews per second now?

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How many page views per second do you have on your site?

Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2013-05-12 22:02:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-05-12 22:02:20 -0500

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Improved somewhat since then, probably 6-8 requests per second on a single process and average hardware.

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Is concurrent reading better supported now? How about concurrent writes? Our site is expected to get about 15-20 pageviews per second.

kate_r gravatar image kate_r  ( 2013-05-12 22:20:53 -0500 )edit

Concurrent reading is not a problem just set up some processes in parallel, not sure about concurrent writes - never tried. You should have better performance with nginx + uwsgi or gunicorn or similar than Apache.

Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2013-05-12 22:24:38 -0500 )edit

BTW, by average hardware, what do you mean by that? Something like a 'small instance' on EC2?

kate_r gravatar image kate_r  ( 2013-05-13 12:10:45 -0500 )edit

Like a standard VPS you can rent for under $20/month or a laptop small EC2 is probably about the same.

Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2013-05-13 12:13:35 -0500 )edit

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