[Typo3-typo3org] Hosting the TYPO3 sites
Rainer (Rene) Suthoelder
t3 at boswel-remove-me.de
Fri Apr 8 17:53:42 CEST 2005
Olivier Dobberkau wrote:
> I believe that it would be nice to have a clear hosting strategy with
> one partner and not twenty...
disagree on that. i assume that the TER and the repository create most of
the current sever load. therefore, it would be advisible to
- switch TER to a file based system
- switch doc server to a file based system
- find file mirroring partners around the world
- create a load balancing system for the "old" TER/doc server request and
distribute those requests amongst the mirroring partners
look at the apache or php website, they do it exactly this way...
if one mirror fails: who cares, since there are others available. also,
doing so wouldn't require the partners to invest heavily on infrastructure
(i.e. servers) since we are talking about file distribution only. i think
there are many partners out there who would happily donate some of their
bandwidth, file space and server computing time to help to keep the TER up
also, i think that on the partner's mirror site there would be a much
simpler module/extension/mechanism/whatever than the current extrep which
would handle incoming requests, so probably no additional invest requiered
there is one thing in robert's initial email that makes confuses me a little
bit: he's talking of "reverse proxy" what to me means that he is talking of
a single central server again...
maybe robert could eloborate a bit more on that.
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