February 25th, 2000, 08:52 PM
I need info on taking a co. to the web which will be taking several MILLION hits per day and was wondering by consensis what to base the infrastructure on. Site will be running real-time quotes to the financial world.
sun running apache?
SGI running zeus?
Thanks in advance
February 28th, 2000, 06:37 PM
I would recommend FreeBSD with Apache/PHP, or perhaps its sisters NetBSD or OpenBSD.
Yahoo.com and Walnut Creek (cdrom.com) are two examples of very high bandwidth sites that use FreeBSD because it is the workhorse of Unixes.
I think FreeBSD is now available on the Alpha platform, which truly would be a marriage made in heaven.
Also I recommend Apache because of the breadth of tools and configurability it offers. There is, though a webserver called thttpd that beats any other out there for basic fast delivery of static html and image files. I think DevShed here runs it alongside Apache.
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