[Wolves] Help me test my vegan recipes web-site, please

Andy Jewell Andy.Jewell at sysmicro.co.uk
Tue Jul 17 23:25:02 UTC 2012

Hi Chris,

It's using mod_wsgi on apache. I did some basic multi-thread testing using pavuk and it'll do about 10-15 concurrent threads with no problems. I'll run siege against it at some point...

The host is called Tilaa and they're in holland. About 7 eu/mo

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On 18 Jul 2012, at 00:10, "Chris Ellis" <chris.ellis.intrbiz at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi
>>> From: wolves-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk [wolves-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk] on behalf of Keith Edmunds [kae at midnighthax.com]
>>> Sent: 17 July 2012 19:54
>>> To: wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
>>> Subject: Re: [Wolves] Help me test my vegan recipes web-site, please
>>> [Hi Andy]
>>>> Because of the 'cookie law' it's now illegal to just drop cookies for
>>>> state tracking, so I decided to avoid them entirely for non-logged in
>>>> users.
>>> I can understand that conclusion, but that's not the law as I understand
>>> it (not that it's easily understood, mind). According to the Information
>>> Commissioner's Office, "Some cookies can be exempted from informed consent
>>> under certain conditions if they are not used for additional purposes.
>>> These cookies include cookies used to keep track of a user’s input when
>>> filling online forms or as a shopping card, also known as session-id
>>> cookies, multimedia player session cookies and user interface
>>> customisation cookies, eg language preference cookies to remember the
>>> language selected by the user."
>>> That's taken from
>>> http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies.aspx
>>> Yes, I read a lot on that site, but it also says that exemption is a grey area, and re-iterates that you can't just say they are essential - there's a legal definition of that and it's not necessarily waht you'd expect.
>>> Andy D'Arcy Jewell
>>> SysMicro Linux Support
> And on a less cookie note, mmm cookies.
> It's certainly quite quick.  But then the page size is low.
> Have you done any testing with ab?
> Its common to find apps are really quick with 1 or 2 users, but as
> soon as you have high concurrent load it all falls apart.
> Especially with the likes of mod_python, which can seriously
> bloat Apache processes.
> However, I assume that Flask is running its own pure Python
> web server?
> I don't believe a server with such a small amount of RAM exist :p
> Are you running it from a R PI or something.
> I like the clean, no fuss design.
> I would suggest:
> 1. Make the main banner link to the home page, this is kinda defacto
> 2. A bit more white space between text on the home page and on other listings
> Chris
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