Subject Re: [firebird-support] FB on Web Server
Author Marius Labuschagne
Hi Lee,

We have a Dedicated Server on the Internet serving our multi-branch
Retail Clients, using Firebird for the last 4 years.

It is not a normal web site per se, but rather a web site thats
available exposing Web Services to the Clients.

The site is responsible for sending and receiving information
from/to/between the head office environment and the operational branches
(Sales Info, Stock Data, IBT's, Promotions, Accounting Journals, etc).
The site handles in excess of 100 thousand transactions on a daily basis
from the different Clients without any problems. I am sure that this
wont be deemed a high volume site, but in terms of Firebird, it is
coping comfortably(no problems) with this kind of volume.

The focus area for us initially was to find
- The proper hosting environment, with sufficient bandwidth into the
internet, and 5 9's up time
- Making sure the Server we deployed was up to the task (RAM, Disk
Space, Processing Power) (We are running normal Super Server 2.1)


Lee Jenkins wrote:
> Hi all,
> Anyone have experience with FB on a high volume website?
> I'm writing a web based data server that will serve up XML/JSON based OPF
> services for Flex applications I'm starting to build. I'll be deploying
> initially to Virtual Hosted Windows server initially for beta and
> later on
> moving to dedicated hosted server.
> Looks like high volume of fairly short, transactional operations will
> be the
> norm, mostly CRUDing objects between the Delphi based server and Adobe
> Flex
> applications.
> I'd very much like to stay with Firebird as opposed to other RDBMS
> available if
> I can.
> Advise, suggestions, gotchas, etc are much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> --
> Warm Regards,
> Lee