Last post Apr 18, 2006 06:48 PM by email@example.com
Mar 22, 2006 04:09 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
I currently have a web application where users can log into it and build a dynamic website. I have it hosted on one box right now that runs iis, webmail, and sql server. I have a little over 100 websites. My service is growing quickly and I need to expand.
My question is should I build a web farm? If so whats the best way. What kind of equipment do I need to buy. I need to be able to host 1000's of low traffic sites and my site being a high traffic site. Each web site get about 500MB of space, even though most
users only use less than 100MB. It's need to be very scaleable.
Mar 26, 2006 12:34 AM|OWScott|LINK
Apr 18, 2006 02:43 PM|rspivack|LINK
Scale out horizontally - added dedicated server for webmail, dedicated server for sql, dedicated server for web sites. If needed, add a separate server only for your own , high-traffic site.
As you grow, you can then add only the resource that you need. You might be able to host thousands of low-volume sites on one web server but need to upgrade your sql database server to a faster server or add a second one, etc.
Similiarly, depending on the app you are using you might find your webmail server to get busy before any of the other servers even begin to reach their capacity.
Apr 18, 2006 06:48 PMemail@example.com|LINK