The time we're really going to experience any sort of problem is when were listed as the first, or possibly 2nd article on the slashdot homepage.Quote:
Originally Posted by qub333
To counter this, I've produced a totally optimised copy of article.php (the underlying page of /news/article-[id].html files) which has sorted out part of the problem we had with first /. of some really in-efficient queries tying up mysqld. Im confident to say the queries on the new version are as good as im going to be able to get them.
Now the problem i've got is apache forking loads of new processes suddenly pushes up the load and eats ram like no-tomorrow. I've got some apache testing planned for tomorrow to see if i can tune this a bit more.
Im confident i can get to a stage where we can be featured as the first article on the home page of a popular site like slashdot, and not lose linuxforums.org to the slashdot effect.