How do I increase load capability?

  • Posted July 25, 2014

I have a high traffic website and normally get around on avg 1000 active users at any one time (based on google analytics real time stats)

How do i configure the server so it could handle that much load?

Currently it’s hosted on a dedicated server and I want to shift it here.

Thanks for all the help.


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Thanks for the answer Stephen.

Is there a safe way to hire someone to help with the setting up of the server in the most efficient way?


I would start with using nginx - it seems pretty accepted that nginx is much more efficient than apache, though the configuration can be confusing if you’ve never used it before. I also hear mariadb is more optimized than mysql.

Basically the first thing you want to do is try to use more efficient and robust software. If that fails, you can upgrade to more ram or set up multiple machines for a load balancer.