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Re: If I were Microsoft's Marketing God
Author: Eric Soroos Posted: 9/19/1999; 1:27:22 PM Topic: If I were Microsoft's Marketing God Msg #: 11275 (In response to 11274) Prev/Next: 11274 / 11276
I've been hitting the AOLServer-based site (www.photo.net/wtr) for a few weeks now, and I've yet to see it hiccup. Slashdot disappears from radar every once in a while (server crashing I would assume). phot.net uses an Oracle db to serve some of the content.
You're talking two different worlds. For a long time, slashdot was running on an ISDN line. (This was as recently as a few months ago) Their popularity has been growing quickly. Their pages are high on tables, background colors, and take a long time to render on the client. They are using a superhonker caliber linux box at this point to serve prerendered dynamic content (rendered ~ every minute by a bunch of perl scripts).
Photo.net runs off of a big iron HP backed up by oracle and a T-3 line. They have had more traffic than god for a long time. Their pages are either static or dynamic database lookups. The pages themselves are lightweight and quick to render, but there are a lot of images that make the overall bandwidth requirements higher. And Phillip Greenspun has written 2 books about what he's learned doing that and other sites. Hemos and CmdrTaco just end up in the cartoons ;>
There are responses to this message:
- Re: If I were Microsoft's Marketing God, Luke Tymowski, 9/19/1999; 2:03:35 PM
- Re: If I were Microsoft's Marketing God, Luke Tymowski, 9/19/1999; 5:19:43 PM
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