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How scalable is askbot nowadays?

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

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A similar question was asked before in 2011 http://askbot.org/en/question/3249/how-scalable-is-askbot/ 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's avatar 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's avatar 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's avatar 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's avatar 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's avatar Evgeny  ( 2013-05-13 12:13:35 -0500 )edit

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