[MediaWiki-l] Best practices for managing multiple large, busy wikis

Bill Traynor btraynor at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 02:44:13 UTC 2015


Hi Justin,

Have you seen the following:  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_servers

That's certainly a good place to start in gathering knowledge.

Cheers
Bill


On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 8:48 PM, Justin Lloyd <jllwyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm not sure where the best place to post this request would be, so I
> figured I'd start here. If there is a better place, or someone I should
> contact directly, please let me know.
>
> So, I haven't found much in my research about best practices for running
> multiple large, busy wikis across multiple servers. As such, I am very
> interested in discussing architectural considerations at the various layers
> (e.g. web server, database, caching, operating system, hardware,
> deployment, config management) with someone with first-hand experience in
> running larger, busier wikis, especially Wikipedia itself. :)
>
> I originally posted a thread on this list back in mid-November titled
> "Troubleshooting stuck Apache requests". I did get some feedback from a few
> people, for which I am thankful, and fortunately the problem seems to have
> disappeared, at least for the moment, despite not having done anything.
> (It's possible our community members may have acted upon a couple of emails
> we'd sent them regarding certain kinds of pages and templates.)
>
> I followed up that list thread with a /r/mediawiki post
> <https://redd.it/3t2apu> discussing my hardware and software architecture
> in much more depth, but didn't receive a single reply. Thus, I'm really
> hoping to find people with the appropriate knowledge and experience who
> would be willing to have an in-depth conversation on these topics.
>
> I'd be happy to have such a discussion on this list, but if you prefer to
> email me directly for whatever reason, that would be great as well.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Justin
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