What is "load balancing" ??

Started by Quarks, December 08, 2012, 10:04:53 PM

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Kindred

personally, I have been VERY happy with my host (ICDSoft). I run 4 sites on that host....
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Colin

Take a look at the Paid Host section.
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Quarks

So "just host" says this:
Due to their unique load-balancing technology, Just Host rates highly when it comes to reliability. Load balancing means that your site is run by multiple servers, so if one server goes down your site will still be running on another. This result is a downtime of almost zero, with 99.9% infrastructure availability. The servers themselves are industry leading, being made by Dell and carrying huge processor speeds. This is all backed up by lightning-fast backbone connections. In addition to this Just Host utilizes top-level firewalls and a multi-layer security system, making them one of the most reliable web hosting options on the market today.

That sounds really good.
Is their "load-balancing technology" a hoax, or do they just oversell the heck out of it?

Kindred

Oh, they may certainly be load balancing...   doesn't help when they have 1000 sites sold with "unlimited" on the same server...
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Quarks

Ok thanks very much to those who gave useful answers.
Before I go I wanna ask.........
Are there any features or settings in SFM that will help compensate for these sporadic intermittent short lived outage caused by my over selling host?? ???


Colin

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Quarks

Thanks Colin
I am looking into hosts in "Paid Host section".

rodelio.lagahit

based on the feedback above, i'm now hesitant of touching this.

would anyone suggest on how to keep our site accessible? scenario is this;

i use a shared hosting account from hostmonster. two separate domains was being used for this.

- the other was powered by wordpress and the other was with SMF

if i blast a news to my 8% of my 900k fans using both sites, wordpress can accommodate a larger chunk of readers while SMF can't be accessible already when it hits 90-100 users at one time.

i have a few mods, will this be the culprit? or it's platform (SMF) it self?

Arantor

Then you've got a very heavily modified WordPress, because a stock WP is an order of magnitude less efficient than a stock SMF.
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Kindred

Yup...   I have had as many as 240 users online and active on an SMF forum at once, where as my Wordpress site chokes when I get 10 google bots plus 10 users...
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