Distributing traffic smartly in a small cluster setup can be enough to deliver content fast and easily. In this session I would like to show our setup on tradebit.com, where we host thousands of merchants and over 60 Terabytes of downloadable products on a very simple and easy self-made LAMP cluster with SphinxSearch Server.
The session includes a complete sketch of all involved servers, NFS response times, traffic handling methods with Squid reverse proxies, catalog browsing with MySQL and Sphinx and how the data is distributed with 2 masters and 6 slaves with MySQL 5.x.
The idea is to have a scaling setup that is focused on the load balancing of reads and writes and how faulty servers can be handled without downtime.
Track:Replication and High Availability Strategies
2 October 11:30 - 12:20 @
CEO, Tradebit, Inc.
In 1995 Ralf started one of the first online shops in Germany and is connected to the eCommerce topic since then. From 2001-2004 he led one of the biggest SEO companies in Germany and started Tradebit.com as the download marketplace in late 2004 on a self-made Linux cluster.
Tradebit.com now hosts more than 25,000 merchants on a LAMP cluster with more than 60 Terabytes of downloadable products. Peter Zaitsev assisted Ralf in 2006 when the platform took the first steps towards a scalable setup.
Ralf is speaking regularly on Internet marketing conferences with practical insights in his daily work and shares real life examples.
His activities include:
Pubcon.com : http://www.pubcon.com/bios/ralf_schwoebel.htm
He is a big Linux fan and supporter, married and an active blogger.