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

Justin Lloyd jlloyd.wiki at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 03:28:40 UTC 2015


Hi Bill,

That's a helpful page and I did already have that bookmarked. Their config
files at https://noc.wikimedia.org/conf/ are also somewhat helpful.

Thanks,
Justin


On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 6:44 PM, Bill Traynor <btraynor at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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