RE: MySQL vs. Postgres
Some stats for you. Keep in mind that these are only for the webserver.
Hits Bytes Visits PViews Month
8,891,404 58,798,965,869 211,007 1,528,073 Jun 2000
10,853,047 57,775,413,897 224,862 1,375,197 Jul 2000
9,121,259 53,851,857,460 210,680 1,421,053 Aug 2000
Granted we have other clients, but I would guess that 60-80% of the
consumers are 'real estate interested'.
> We run mySQL here and created an application with PHP3/4 to interface with
> the SQL engine. I will tell you now, that we re-wrote all the php pages
> ANSI C as the performance was PATHETIC. (p2 350 with 256 megs of ram) The
> performance was 10 times faster than php. Another thing that I notice
Rather surprised by that, wonder what the hit rate was. On the web server I
run which has been pretty busy at times (1GB served less than a week, daily
access logs of 60-70MB), the php and apache usage was virtually undectable,
p3 650 256MB.
Basically DB access and network download times, swamped out anything that
the PHP interpreter does.
> mySQL is that it's load can get rather high if you have a large database.
> (we have 5k records in a realestate database so there's a pile of fields
> that we have broken into 50 different tables to optimize the searches).
> If you plan on running a dynamic website, we aware of the following
> 1) You will need more horsepower that you likely think. (true in my
> experience with this solution)
> 2) Search engines will NOT index php pages or asp pages and the like
> as well as static pages. This is a big deal if you are looking for traffic
> to this site.
> 3) If you decided to go this way, offload the mySQL to a box on it's own,
> you will see marked improvement. We moved ours to a 700 with 512 megs of
> and it's almost acceptable. (we get a few searches a minute, not a lot,
> definately busy)