Well... it is a government site so it would be the paper and such. I don't
have any ideas on current hit information and we are working on getting that
now. The CMS that we are using has caching so I would think most of it will
end up being treated as static content. I guess it kinda comes down to lets
say we get 10000 hits per day (low I am sure, but for easy math) and we have
an average page size of 16kb. What does that translate to in bandwidth? I
can figure 160,000 kb / day but how does that translate into a pipe size?

On 11/8/06, Walden H. Leverich <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Mike,

What's "heavy server load"? 50 ppl/hour, 500/minute, 5000/second? If you
announce something to your customer base of say, 10,000 customers and 5%
of them come see it, you're not dealing w/large numbers. If you announce
a free cruise to Tahiti during the season premier of 24 ... Well... <G>

There are a number of tools you can use to estimate traffic and
performance of a site, Microsoft's own ACT isn't bad for rough numbers.

And what happens if your site does go down? Do you need redundancy?

Finally, why in house and what does the site look like? Does it make
sense to have the site hosted somewhere w/a big pipe to the net and just
the data traffic over your pipe, or leave the "app" at your site but
move all the static content (images, .js, .css, .etc.) to another
location, either an ISP, or something like akamai.

-Walden

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-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 11:49 AM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: [PCTECH] How do I determine Server and Bandwidth Needs?

So we are going to be putting up an in-house external web server
(Windows
2003) soon. We have a server and are looking into the pipe coming in.
Where
do we start to determine the size of the pipe? There is the obvious
(number
of hits * size of pages), but what other factors do we need to take into
account? We expect a heavy server load initially with the announcement
and
would like to not have it crash the first day.

Also, I don't know the full stats on the server, but we are delivering
ASP.NET pages (via a cached source). We have 2GB of RAM and I would
guess a
dual CPU of some sort. What do you think?

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