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Re: perlmonks too slow

by talexb (Canon)
on Sep 13, 2002 at 13:21 UTC ( #197561=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to perlmonks too slow

Hi Jaap,

I --'ed your node because you present a problem without any indication that you are familiar with the background behind the current setup of the site.

A better way to phrase your query would be to ask about the current setup (as I understand it, two dedicated web servers talking to a single database server, web site engine by Everything2 -- see bottom of page).

Doubtless it could be made a little faster by adding more web servers or beefing up the database box (I don't know where the current bottlenecks are) but considering that good old pair Networks is providing the hosting (at some reduced price), we've probably got as much horsepower as we're going to get.

And I imagine that the open source code on which the site is based has been gone over by a number of fanatical programmers and is pretty efficient.

So apart from shelling out some $$$ (as previous respondents have indicated) I'm not sure what else can be done to speed the site up.

--t. alex
but my friends call me T.

Update: I understand that the 'Refresh' problem is one that eats up horsepower and bandwidth -- but I don't think there's a way to prevent it. Once one gets used to Perl Monks, you should never have to refresh your browser -- everything's a link or a button away.


Comment on Re: perlmonks too slow
Re: Re: perlmonks too slow
by rdfield (Priest) on Sep 14, 2002 at 09:23 UTC
    It takes a while for most new Monks to find out about one of the CB clients: perhaps an entry in one of the starter nodes in Tutorials#monkstart would be a step in the right direction?

    rdfield

      <toot>I like to think my node about Perl as a coffee house explains the position well .. instead of posting right off the bat, hang out for a while and get the lay of the land. Then, when you think you know what you're talking about, ask a question.</toot>

      And I'm reminded of an on-line community I belonged to in the past (don't think it was Perl Monks) where one of the members said that, being from Texas, the following was important when disagreeing with some one:

        Be sure that your words are soft and sweet, on the off chance that you have to eat them.
      Words to live by.

      --t. alex
      but my friends call me T.

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