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I am currently looking at webfaction for hosting my web app. one thing I notice is that php doesnt count as my ram limit, meaning that, I imagine, there is a pool on the server for php appache instances..

That worries me a bit, also does it means that performance wise, shared 1 equal shared 4 for php websites?

asked 15 Nov '10, 11:09

posabsolute
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edited 15 Nov '10, 11:09


That's correct - we currently do not count RAM usage for Static/CGI/PHP apps against the RAM quota for your hosting plan. That's because the lifetime of requests for sites powered by those apps is usually very short, so you're not use RAM constantly as you are for long-running apps like private Apache instances for Django, Zope servers, etc.

You won't see any difference in performance between a PHP site running on Shared 1 vs one running on Shared 4 if the site is only running PHP.

You will see a difference if the Shared 4 site is taking advantage of the extra RAM by running memcached, squid, or some other caching app to optimize his site.

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answered 15 Nov '10, 11:20

seanf
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Thx, make sense to use memcached with the extra

(15 Nov '10, 12:27) posabsolute
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