I’d like to hear from people who’ve actually had loads like we’ve had (or more) to see if the load is easily handled by CI.
Our desire is to make sure it can handle around 40,000 people an hour with 90% of that traffic coming within the first 10-15m, each person hitting on average 5 pages (~200,000 page views).
We’re using APC cache where we can, although we do have some direct DB access that is updated constantly, our dedicated server has:
32 GB RAM (6 of which is devoted to the APC cache)
We also have a dedicated database server with the same stats (8 CPUs, 32 GB ram)
And a dedicated server for static resources (like images, lots and lots of images) which has 2cpus and 8GB of ram.
Our current traffic is roughly 2/3rds of the above, so if you’ve got experience with it running around there successfully (and hopefully with headroom), I’d like to know as well.
I appreciate your input.