Quantifying the Slashdot Effect
October 24, 2008 4:54 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to figure out if a server I'm working on can withstand being linked to by very high traffic websites. Can anyone tell me the basic traffic characteristics of, say, a front page link from: Drudge Report, Yahoo! Buzz, Huffington Post, Slashdot, Reddit, or Digg? I'm using ab (ApacheBench) and I'd like to have some idea of how many requests, and at what level of concurrency, I should be trying to make this server capable of pushing out. Thanks!
posted by evariste to computers & internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I already know what to do (log and observe, cache cache cache, tune and tweak db and web server configuration, etc) and am experienced in that process. I just need some typical numbers to help me figure out when I'm done!