Posted By Rich Miller On May 23, 2007 @ 8:38 am In Hosting | Comments Disabled
I’m now using a server with 2 Quad Core Intel chips(Zeon X5355 @ 2.66Ghz), 8 Gigs of ram (only using about 800 megs) and 2 hard drives using Windows x64 Server 2003. Total cost was a couple of grand. The system works a lot better when going over 2 million page views an hour. All outbound data is being Gzipped and even then only 30% CPU usage. To clarify I have only 1 webserver that serves all those pageviews. Most of the 100 million plus image requests a day are running through Akamai. This server does serve 10′s of millions of image requests directly, but most of those images are in ram so its not much of a load.While that’s likely the most modest setup of the top 100 sites, serving hundreds of millions of images through Akamai is not entirely cheap. Frind says that using a CDN is essential because of the global reach of his site (which has a large user base in Australia) but says his largest expense is his storage area network. Some on the Web have been skeptical of Frind’s claims about his traffic and infrastructure, but the HitWise data is the latest in a series of metrics to have validated the traffic growth of Plenty of Fish.
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URL to article: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/05/23/plenty-of-fish-big-traffic-small-infrastructure/
URLs in this post:
 Markus Frind: http://plentyoffish.wordpress.com/2007/05/23/wsj-article-on-plentyoffish/
 Plenty of Fish: http://www.plentyoffish.com/
 in today’s Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB117987775136211487.html
 minimal server infrastructure: http://plentyoffish.wordpress.com/2007/05/20/upgrading-servers/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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