Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: scaling

Django performance tips December 12th, 2005

Django handles lots of traffic with ease; Django sites have survived slashdottings, farkings, and more. Here are some notes on how we tweak our servers to get that type of high performance. Use a separate media server Django deliberately doesn’t serve media for you, and it’s designed that way to save you from yourself. If you try to serve media from the same Apache instance that’s serving Django, you’re going to absolutely kill performance.…

"Web Scale" October 28th, 2010

Christophe Pettus: What does [“web scale”] mean? It clearly means something along the lines of, “Can handle lots of transactions per unit time,” but how many? I mean, WordPress with WP-SuperCache is “web scale” if all that is meant is, “Can be used to implement a high volume site,” but I assume those who are touting something as “web scale” are aiming higher than that. Anyone care to offer a quantitative definition of this term?…