we are running a big entertainment site - http://www.netbabyworld.com
it used to be a windows + sql solution but we switched to linux and
webware when releasing the new version of the site. there are still
lot's of features on the site that we haven't had the time to
implement, hold tight. there are for an example a quite advanced
hi-score system etc.
reason for switching was mainly to have a platform that is fun to
work with, enables rapid development and that doesn't limit you.
to bad thought we decided to out source the database rig + database
front end. this one has been a bottleneck in our system so if you got
some problems with the site it's probably the db-front...
however, we are working on a solution. currently it's a xml-rpc
solution that we talk with via a python xml connection pool. we plan
to replace the database front + database with zodb and perhaps a
combo with postgresql or mysql.
netbabyworld got aproxx 500.000 registered users
daily unique sessions 12-20.000
- load balancer from cisco
- 2 linux machines with the website
- 1 database & db-front machine
+ some custom game related relay servers etc.
We use apache to serve all the media files such as images, shockwave
games and downloads. all the pages is run through webware.
feel free to ask for any details.
- we like webware a lot, great stuff!
/david eriksson + nbw team