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  • How big WAS can handle users ?

    I am a newbie in Alpha Five. I just wonder how big Web Application Server v11 can handle users since I want to develop website for public. Can WAS handle more than 100,000 or 1 million users ? I assume storage and memory are not a problem.

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    Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

    Unlimited number of users, just not unlimited at the same time. How many users do you expect to be using the application at the same time?
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      Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

      I'm curious myself. For initial deployment virtually any web server will do. Any large-scale deployment with lots of concurrent users requires the ability to use a load-balancer and multiple web-servers and/or java-containers. Perhaps an Alpha employee has some insight on the largest known deployment. I'm also curious to know if anyone is deployed on the Amazon EC2 cloud. When my app and associated website are ready I expect to move from my development server to an EC2 instance.

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        Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

        I am using Amazon EC2, the basic zero cost version
        it is useless, with plenty of error during busy period
        i suspect a bigger memory would solve this problem
        I have not pursue further.

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          Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

          Ken... that is helpful. I won't be using EC2 for a little while yet. If you take any further action (e.g. RAM upgrade) I would be interested to hear about the result.

          Thanks.

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            Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

            Originally posted by Ken Tjia View Post
            I am using Amazon EC2, the basic zero cost version
            it is useless, with plenty of error during busy period
            i suspect a bigger memory would solve this problem
            I have not pursue further.
            You can't add memory yourself. You have to start new different type instance. Micro instance in proper for linux testing. Default instance is ok.

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            • #7
              Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

              You are runing Alpha5 Application Server on Amazon EC2?
              Or just the SQL Server?

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                Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

                Originally posted by purnawarman View Post
                I am a newbie in Alpha Five. I just wonder how big Web Application Server v11 can handle users since I want to develop website for public. Can WAS handle more than 100,000 or 1 million users ? I assume storage and memory are not a problem.
                Well you can install Was as a reverse proxy to some other server. Then you build your site so that it serves almost just static pages.
                I have tested Hiawatha server configured as a reverse proxy to WAS. Works fine. Hiawatha can handle easily over 2000 static requests per second alone so 100000 users is no problem if you remember the faster your site will be the less you use Was.

                Here you can examine test report (not mine). Notice the "efficient" server configuration.
                Last edited by kkfin; 04-02-2013, 12:07 PM. Reason: broken link

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                • #9
                  Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

                  Originally posted by rnoguera View Post
                  You are runing Alpha5 Application Server on Amazon EC2?
                  Or just the SQL Server?
                  Both. SQL Server is version 2005 and I am using 32 bit ami. So I can use just m1 default instance at the moment. Works fine. No problems.

                  I am just going to install Was to 64 bit ami so that I can start more efficient instance when needed.

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                    Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

                    The question was "how many users can WAS support". Responses should at least start with capacity of a single instance of WAS on an average server, only then perhaps expand to other options. Using reverse proxy to access a nearly non-Alpha static content website is really not so relevant to the question that was asked. User count is also not really an accurate measure, it is not "users" that matter, it is how much bandwidth and resources (CPU, Memory, etc. ) they are consuming as a group.
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                      Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

                      Static + cache = speed .
                      This is the only way you can get performance. If goal is to serve 100000 customets there is no meaning to introduce was performance. Was role is just to create forehand static pages. Hiawatha just shows them when needed.

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                        Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

                        You are free to answer how you want but he was not asking how to get 100000+ users on WAS, was asking how many user WAS can support.
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                          Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

                          I want to develop web application that I will sell to public. I am confused to use A5 or PHP. Let's say 100,000 users or more login at the same time.

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                            Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

                            I plan to use MySQL and Dedicated Server in Contabo.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: How big WAS can handle users ?

                              what I know from tested on my trial site, everything depends on the complexity of the process for every page. more complex demand more processing utilization thus will limit the performance. not really sure any single web server can handle this 100,000 much of request, or perhaps a load balancer is require for better performance. afaik, A5 WAS can handle about 100 users. tested so far about 50-60 users concurrent with decent server configuration.

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