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calculating capacity and memory needs

Posted by bc 
calculating capacity and memory needs
January 04, 2010 07:05PM

I am trying to plan for traffic spikes on a 256Mb VPS serving static files(mostly pages cached in a passenger/nginx) setup. I found that increasing the slice from 256Mb to 1GB did not increase the capacity (req/s measured by AB).

Since the nginx memory footprint is so small, should increasing the memory increase capacity?

Are there any rules of thumb for capacity planning based on memory. Should I look to scale horizontally instead?


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