[revServer] process timeout issue
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Aug 4 09:53:28 CDT 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.
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.
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