[revServer] process timeout issue

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Aug 4 10:53:28 EDT 2010

Michael Kann wrote:

 > If the server doesn't have the horsepower they need they can
 > start looking for a better setup elsewhere -- no hard feelings
 > either way.

Well said.

I've been experimenting with spidering, data mining, and analytics, and 
like any processor-intensive tasks it would never occur to me to put 
them on a shared host.

Like many hosts, the one I'm using offers dedicated servers for less 
than $70/mo, but being a cheapskate I've gone one step further during 
this experimental phase:  I bought a nettop off Ebay for just $150, set 
it up with Ubuntu and Rev, and that does all the heavy lifting 24/7, 
posting only the output from those process to my servers periodically as 

I never run into the CPU cycle limits most hosts have on their servers, 
and I don't even slow down my own web server from its tasks of serving 
pages to my visitors and handling their purchases.

When the workflow expands to required tighter integration between the 
processing and the output, I can move the system from my office to a 
dedicated server with multiple redundant fat-pipe connections for just a 
few bucks a month.

There are a million ways to create robust scalable infrastructures to 
handle any load.  Many are cheap and easy to do, and for most of those 
tasks you can do them all in one fun language.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World
  Rev training and consulting: http://www.fourthworld.com
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