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Re: Web site hosting environment on Sun 4500

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 10:01:06 -0700 (PDT)
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Can you supply anything like an average transaction period? i.e. the average time it takes a web transaction on your host site?

Or maybe several averages; avg small xaction, avg medium xaction, avg large xaction?

Addtionaly, the incoming rate would be useful. How many of each per hour/minute at peak usage times?


On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Weaver, Walt wrote:

> Is there anyone out there running a web site hosting environment with Oracle
> on the back end? If so, I'd be interested in hearing what kind of hardware
> and software you're running and how well it works.
> We currently have about 600 hosted customers, due to expand to over a
> thousand by the end of the year. Our plan is to consolidate all of our
> customers on a single platform for easier administration; currently we're
> using MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server on a number of hardware platforms.
> Our plan is to move everyone to Oracle, and we're looking at the Sun 4500 as
> our hardware platform. I'm trying to figure out how well all this stuff is
> going to scale, if we can run all these sites on a single 4500 or if we'll
> have to purchase more. The front-end web application layer will be Sun
> Netra's, and we'll be using the 4500's on the back end, either in a
> fail-over or clustered environment.
> SO, my question: is anyone out there doing something like this, and if so,
> what's been your experience? Is it possible to run close to a thousand
> customer web sites on a single 4500? These sites will be anything from small
> mom 'n pop sites up to Fortune 500 company sites. Am I out of my mind to run
> a single instance of Oracle with one schema for each site?
> I'd sure be interested to hear any comments, suggestions, or even derisive
> laughter.
> Thanks,
> --Walt Weaver
> Bozeman, Montana, USA
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Jared Still
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