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Old 08-02-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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architecture for servers


Hi all,

I am newbie in Linux server side. I would like to know about infrastructure in server if I develop social networking application which will have upload(less than 5MB files), download, send notification through mail and storage.

What are the things I need to consider? (like load balancing)

How many servers required for this application? (in the consideration of scalability like facebook)

Suggest me.

Thanks,
dd
 
Old 08-03-2014, 02:07 AM   #2
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You need to build the application first.
 
Old 08-03-2014, 02:16 AM   #3
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Yes. I have built server with node.js. Now, I am thinking about deployment. Provide necessary inputs. I need big picture about servers. Thanks dijetlo.
 
Old 08-03-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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upload(less than 5MB files), download, send notification through mail and storage.
Based on what you've told me so far, assuming you're going to have your site hosted, you need make sure the hosting company is providing you with sufficient storage and email accounts, and then configure the FTP server included in the package.
 
Old 08-03-2014, 12:05 PM   #5
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Asking this is like asking us how big of a truck do I need to haul a ziodntlsy.

You'd need to describe the load at a few points.

One might be average tcp/ip speeds.
Two might be any cpu involved such as encryption or even network loads and core tasks.
Three would be hard drive and ram useage.

A server with 10,000 connections doing a few complex tasks would be much different than a server with 5 connections doing a simple task.
 
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:46 PM   #6
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Jefro you're answering him like he's the design teams SME and he's wants to deploy in Prod.
He's just a guy who wrote some code. He doesn't realize it yet, but all he needs is Test (or more likely Dev).
Any of the cloud vendors can give him that for a song (or perhaps just "free" depending on how he tests his app).

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Old 08-04-2014, 12:48 PM   #7
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@Jefro, Right. I already verified on IBM Bluemix (PaaS). If I want to deploy my application on IBM IaaS, What are the tools and hardware required? like one load balancer, two servers (1 public & 1 private), raids, mandatory tools, min. storage, one database server. basic needs to deploy server on IaaS.

@dijelto, Yes. I am alone. Just programmer. Don't have any team...not an enterprise. I am willing to know about server stuff.
 
Old 08-04-2014, 07:03 PM   #8
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Network design and administration is not exactly "server stuff", DD. It's probably a half dozen different professions ranging from networks through security, virtualization,storage etc. Nobody I know knows it all, we tend to work in teams. So the idea you're going to learn enough to deploy an app like facebook by asking me questions on an internet message board is not something to be taken seriously.
That said, it's not beyond a the skill set of the average programmer (well, above average programmer) to configure a development environment on somebody elses hardware and build an app that can be deployed in a production environment (with a little tweaking). Which is why I made the suggestion I did.
 
  


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