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Lack of Interest Graceful load handling

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Jerry, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    As I thought of for vB ages ago : http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-189

    Just link certain expensive functionality to the server load level and allow it or no by a give threshold.

    Some telco services I built used a similar technique and it worked out great for capacity planning and monitoring, as well as saving servers that were under siege.
  2. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    What, we all don't have F5's ?? ;)
  3. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Interesting one. What functions do you propose fall under this feature? Additionally, it won't work on all servers.
  4. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    The expensive ones.

    It will definitely work on the servers that it's needed, i.e. dedicated ones.
  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    VPS too Jerry, unless I misunderstand what your proposal is.
  6. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

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  7. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    And not Windows. :/ Nevermind - I still support the suggestion.
  8. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    equivalent for windows
    passthru('typeperf -sc 1 "\processor(_total)\% processor time"',$status);
    $content = ob_get_contents();
    if ($status === 0) {
        if (preg_match("/\,\"([0-9]+\.[0-9]+)\"/",$content,$load)) {
            if ($load[1] > get_config('busy_error')) {
                header('HTTP/1.1 503 Too busy, try again later');
                die('Server too busy. Please try again later.');
  9. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We did say serious server.
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  10. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Holy crap :eek:
  11. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    That is a valid point
  12. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    But it is a "serious" server? Well, at least Microsoft is trying to make is serious in PHP/MySQL hosting.

    I am currently preferring the performance on Windows than Linux.
  13. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    Cheeky ;) :p
  14. mlx

    mlx Well-Known Member

    You should really give nginx with php-fpm on Linux a try then. I seriously doubt that any Windows server beats this.
  15. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I used Litespeed on Linux before I moved to Windows. I'll setup a server later and see :)
  16. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    There is no competition between them, a well set up Linux machine will wipe the floor with windows.
  17. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    You seem to know much about these things, are there any advantages to a windows server?

    I am not that technical, but it seems Linux works really well, at least for us.
  18. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Think this thread is a little off topic...
  19. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    I worked for a Tier 1 host for years with many thousands of machines (as well as vB for a while) and found that typically it familiarity for developers who work on windows locally who haven't worked in unix enough to feel OK with it.

    Though for people who's education/career/hobbies took them though C/scripting/*nix/etc ....... they don't look back.

    I dare say the first post is all that is needed for a suggestion I think.
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  20. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Only thing I like about windows server is the RDC (remote desktop connection) that allows you to remote in and use a full desktop GIU just like you were sitting at the server. You can do something like that with VNC for 'nix boxes, but it's got some major security issues.

    For the non-cli savvy (I'm working on it, but still fall into this group), this can be a very helpful interface. Using a Windows based VPS this way can also be hugely helpful as it gives you a remote admin box with super highspeed network connections for doing VERY large file transfers, backups etc. It's also helpful as you can load up things like Navicat etc on the remote box and then connect to it from anywhere using a thin client and initiating all processes on the remote box.

    As an actually production webserver though?
    :: slow headshake ::
    Not even on a bet... :rolleyes:
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