Running a high performance LAMP stack on a $20 Virtual server

Location: D139-140 Level: Intermediate
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It is a myth that website that hosts more than the tiniest amount of visitors must run on dedicated hardware. More often than not, servers are completely misconfigured to make the optimal use of their available hardware resources. When your web server, your scripting language and your database are all on the same server, and that server has limited resources, it’s even more important to tune things correctly.

This talk will discuss server tuning for LAMP stacks on inexpensive virtual servers that anybody can afford. The speaker will trace his history running a premium web hosting consulting business for a variety of small to mid-sized sites, even one that made it on Digg without experiencing the dreaded “Digg effect”, focusing on server configuration and tuning decisions that helped make the servers as efficient as possible running open source website management systems (e-Commerce and standard CMS tools). This talk will dig into configuration and troubleshooting for Apache, PHP, MySQL as well as some supplemental servers: Lighttpd and Varnish.

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Jay Janssen

Percona, Inc.

Jay has recently joined Percona as a MySQL consultant. He previously worked at Yahoo! for 7 years as an expert in MySQL and High Availability technologies on a team that helps develop and enforce best practices for Business continuity and HA across Yahoo.


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