[dancer-users] Dancer2 deployment

Richard Reina gatorreina at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 16:40:22 GMT 2015

2015-11-23 8:52 GMT-06:00 Warren Young <wyml at etr-usa.com>:

> On Nov 21, 2015, at 10:18 AM, Gabor Szabo <gabor at szabgab.com> wrote:
> >
> > that server is only capable to serve one client at a time.
> While that is true, you need to keep that in perspective.  “One client at
> a time” does not mean that you can’t have hundreds of people staring at a
> browser window that has rendered HTML returned from your app.  Nor does it
> mean that if two of those users simultaneously click a link on that page
> that only one of those users will get content back.
> The only downside of running with the “simple” default web server is that
> if two simultaneous HTTP connections come into the web server, the server
> will handle one, then the other, in whatever order the kernel serializes
> the connections.
> This means that if you write your Dancer route handlers to be efficient,
> so that they return within a few milliseconds at most, you can in effect
> serve a great many clients, since most of them will be idle most of the
> time.
> The single-threaded web server only breaks down when you start getting to
> load levels where the server is handling at least one connection all the
> time, so that allowing to to handle a second or third in parallel can
> provide some benefit.
> Think of it like a highway: for almost all practical cases, a simple
> 2-lane highway suffices.  You only need more than one lane in a given
> direction when the traffic load increases to the point where traffic would
> be bumper-to-bumper without the extra lane(s).
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Thank you Gabor, Andrew and Warren for your enlightening replies. Looks
like I have additional decisions to make.
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