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|Raina Gustafson||Aug 4, 2010 10:32 am|
|Hone Watson||Aug 4, 2010 4:52 pm|
|Raina Gustafson||Aug 5, 2010 8:08 am|
|Igor Sysoev||Aug 5, 2010 8:39 am|
|Alex Sergeyev||Aug 5, 2010 9:24 am|
|Igor Sysoev||Aug 5, 2010 9:36 am|
|rai...@ultra-secure.de||Aug 5, 2010 9:48 am|
|Igor Sysoev||Aug 5, 2010 9:54 am|
|Raina Gustafson||Aug 5, 2010 10:40 am|
|Rainer Duffner||Aug 5, 2010 11:44 am|
|Igor Sysoev||Aug 5, 2010 11:51 am|
|Michael Shadle||Aug 5, 2010 11:55 am|
|Rainer Duffner||Aug 5, 2010 12:06 pm|
|Hone Watson||Aug 5, 2010 6:15 pm|
|Dennis J.||Aug 5, 2010 7:33 pm|
|Hone Watson||Aug 5, 2010 8:45 pm|
|khat...@serverorigin.com||Aug 5, 2010 10:31 pm|
|Ryan Malayter||Aug 6, 2010 4:15 am|
|Guillaume Filion||Aug 16, 2010 6:00 am|
|Raina Gustafson||Aug 16, 2010 9:42 am|
|Michael Shadle||Aug 16, 2010 11:53 am|
|Subject:||Re: Sensible Performance/Growth Strategies?|
|From:||Michael Shadle (mike...@gmail.com)|
|Date:||Aug 5, 2010 11:55:05 am|
On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Raina Gustafson <rai...@thequeensmen.com> wrote:
1. I'm using Magento. I am willing to use plugins/extensions, and will apply local overrides/customizations, but don't want to alter the code base to the point of having difficulties with upgrading, etc.
That's my policy - never alter the core. Always extend with plugins/modules/whatever. OO-based products are probably much easier to extend as well. So A+ there.
2. I tried using Amazon S3 as a cheap CDN, but Varnish was WAY faster.
a properly working CDN should offload your traffic from the origin - it shouldn't be considered a performance-tuning cache, it's more for delivering content better to different geographies and saving origin resources for the dynamic processing, things of that nature. local stuff will probably feel faster almost always unless there is a lot of load :)
I really need to gain a better understanding of the basics of how everything works. My background is in fine art–not tech. I've used Lynda.com and Sitepoint to learn about front-end development. Beyond this mailing list, blogs and general googling, I'm not sure what the best resources are for me to become self-taught and establish a true understanding of server management. If anyone can make suggestions about what I should read or watch, I'm all ears.
You've done quite an impressive job of picking this stuff up from that background :)