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So I'm mighty attracted to the idea of upgrading my service for the big anniversary sale. I'm sitting on a site that I've been working on with a programmer for a couple of years off and on (he's the smart one, I'm a numpty).

The site is programmed in Django, and is very database-intensive. People can write stories on the site, and other people can watch the stories as they get written, where their screen will get frequent updates from the database to update the stories.

If I were to upgrade, what might improve performance? I'm moving toward a phase where I'm going to start doing some mass testing, and we're both worried about what might happen if we get a popular author writing and the site gets hammered.

asked 04 Feb '13, 10:37

mattshepherd
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What resource you will need, and thus if a upgrade is required/would help depends on your code. You would have to benchmark the database queries and the threading performed by Apache (or whatever server you happen to be using) to know what your site performs like with various settings. Our 1GB and larger plans have less users per machine, so they are faster.

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answered 04 Feb '13, 18:30

johns
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edited 04 Feb '13, 18:34

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