[thesite] Caching

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Sat Feb 2 17:17:00 CST 2002

On Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 07:04  pm, .jeff wrote:

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>> Maybe we can set up something so that if we start
>> getting a spike in traffic (like being slashdotted or
>> something) we can run that script we used to have
>> running that created a static version of the front page.
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> that would be even worse than the caching.  then, we'd have issues with
> the
> sidebar not accurately reflecting whether you're logged in or not, urls
> wouldn't have tokens for those users that don't accept cookies,
> comments and
> ratings would not get updated at all except when the static version got
> updated, etc.

Which I think is reasonable under extreme load - just look at
how the news sites slimmed down on Sept 11th.

It'd be a temporary version of the home page without all the
sidebar updating stuff which resets when the load drops.

Again, something which can be triggered automatically when
load goes over x% for y time, with reset when it drops below
a% for b time, but with manual over-rides.

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