How many servers does this site run on?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by iMacNoob, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. iMacNoob macrumors member

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    First off, this site has been GREAT for me so far. Fast responses to my newbie questions hehe, and everyone was very polite!

    Curious, how many servers does this puppy run on? I think I read it does 5m pageviews per month! wow!

    Must be quad core servers huh? haha
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    The whole thing runs off of Arn's 1st gen jailbroken iPhone. :p
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    Didn't you know? Arn "borrows" CPU cycles & storage from each of us once we've registered. Why do you think your dual-core is always running hot, or your 250GB hard drive only shows 232GB formatted?

    It's MR@Home... ;)
     
  4. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    All the users contribute via distributed computing. You agreed to this by sign up for the site.



    i jest.
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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    5 servers.

    2 for forums
    1 for database
    1 for www.macrumors.com (front page + articles)
    1 for other (attachments, guides, other)

    A combination of quad and 8 core.

    37 million page views the past month.

    We do cheat a little and move some stuff (images) off to a content delivery network on busy days like keynotes and iphone launches.

    arn
     
  6. iMacNoob thread starter macrumors member

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    You have a server just for the front page? How can you single out a page to a server??

    Why not cache it somehow, or build a batch script to simply write out a .html file and server it as a static file?

    Congrats man, 37 million page views...WOW!

    This is your fulltime job then right? Although I don't see that many ads on it, why not put more adsense ads like below the 1st post...I don't mind those much!
     
  7. arn macrumors god

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    sorry... meant front page + articles. basically the static non-forum content. everything hosted on www.macrumors.com (vs forums.macrumors.com)

    Ads are below the first post, but only for non-logged in people.

    yep, I'm fulltime now. :)

    arn
     
  8. iMacNoob thread starter macrumors member

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    Talk about a dream job!

    You must get Mac gear etc. for free for reviews right?

    How old is this site anyways?
     
  9. sananda macrumors 68020

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    that's a massive step, giving up medicine!
     
  10. arn macrumors god

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    actually, no. we don't do reviews, so I don't get free hardware. :)

    It's 8 years old now. Started in 2000.

    arn
     
  11. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Congrats Arn! That's quite the accomplishment! :cool:
     
  12. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    You gave up Medicine for MacRumors :eek: What dedication! Well, it does make this probably my most visited site on the net.
     
  13. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    37 million? That's the population of Sudan each month. Impressive.
     
  14. iMacNoob thread starter macrumors member

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    that's total page views, not unique visitors....hehe.

    The forum spy page i'm sure is pretty resource intensive, since it keeps polling for new posts (but a cool feature that's for sure)
     
  15. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    does it run on windows servers?:eek: it crashed the other day and im pretty sure it was a windows webserver error page. :p
     
  16. arn macrumors god

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    nah. the vBulletin error page just looks similar. It's on linux.

    arn
     
  17. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    ok good. :p
    justa little ironic/not-right for a mac site to be ran on windows!:eek::p
     
  18. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    How did you get windows out of Linux?
     
  19. Little HZ macrumors regular

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    Yep. Mine too. THANKS, Arn, for having put together and maintaining such a useful resource. :D
     
  20. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    He was referencing his previous mistake
     
  21. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Why don't you start doing reviews. Would be interesting to get some reviews of the latest mac products from Apple and 3rd parties. Rare do i ever find reviews on 3rd party Apple hardware and Software.
     
  22. arn macrumors god

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    reviews take a lot of work to do right. Not sure if the audience is particularly interested in reviews either.

    arn
     
  23. thecritix macrumors 6502

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    whatever review you did would be argued against from a million different view points anyway..
     
  24. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    How about this?

    I don't think reviews would be that helpful for this sight, it is not really the purpose, I don't think. And yes, they would generate MASSIVE disscussions, most of which I am guessing would descend into nasty nasty fights.

    Although free gear I'm guessing is something that arn would not be opposed to :D
     
  25. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I am glad MR doesn't do reviews.
    Other furms I frequent do reviews and the write ups always seem to have hidden message to them. Meaning the reviewer really wants to express their opinion but falls short in fear of loosing business or future incentives.

    One great example recently is ilounge. Their review of the new 3rd gen shuffle was spot on and Aple punished them.
     

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