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Your homepage was just linked by Slashdot, a new email campaign goes out tonight, and you need the database to deliver survey results. We’ll show you how to help your servers survive the strain.

Server optimization is a question of survival: a server’s efficiency drops when the load increases. And if incoming requests push the load too high, the system could crash. To avoid bringing down critical services, you need to be proactive. Faster hardware might not be an option, but a better configuration and some simple optimization steps might help. In this article, five experts provide an inside look at how to maximize throughput on your web, mail, database, and file servers.

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