Author: Mark Modig
Back in the olden days of Allaire and Macromedia, most of the text I
read on web site architecture with Coldfusion mandated separate Web and
Do you feel that is still the case, or have things changed? My sense is
that both CF and DBs like MySQL and SQL Server are still pretty decent
memory hogs, especially if you are doing a lot of template and query
caching, and carry a lot of data around in the SESSION and APPLICATION
But I'd be interested in anyone else's thoughts.
Thanks very much.
Author: Donnie Bachan (Gmail)
From my experience I would suggest still splitting up the DB and application
servers for production environments. Although with the popularity of
virtualization these days you don't have to have physically separate
machines but just use separate virtual machines to run each server. The same
issues that are documented on the web for the older versions of CF still
apply to the newest version. I prefer separate environments for each server
simple from a maintenance standpoint, debugging is a whole lot simpler.
Just an FYI though, I've recently started reading a book called Release It!
Design and Deply Production-Ready Software by Nygard (Pragmatic Programmers)
and it gives some tremendous insight on production environments and patterns
which you may find helpful considering your question.
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