ApacheCon US 2008 Session

Building scalable web applications and clusters

In the last 10 years, dealnews.com has grown from a single shared hosting account to an entire rack of equipment. Luckily, we started using the LAMP stack very early in the company’s history. I will discuss the traps, bottlenecks, and even some big wins we have encountered along the way using LAMP. From the small scale to using custom proxies running on Apache with worker and mod_php. We have done many interesting things to give our readers (and our content team) a good experience when using our web site.