[UPHPU] load balanced file-based sessions

Sean sean at lookin3d.com
Tue May 6 10:18:37 MDT 2008


Joseph Scott wrote:
>
> On May 6, 2008, at 9:52 AM, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
>
>> What options exist for file-based sessions within a high traffic, 
>> load balanced environment?
>
>
> Having session state on the server side is very convenient, but when 
> it comes to scaling out it becomes a real pain.  If you have a site 
> that must be able to handle a lot of traffic (pick your number, 
> depends a lot on your app) then the convenience of server side session 
> state quickly becomes a liability.  For high traffic sites I highly 
> recommend designing it to not use server side session state.
>

You loose a lot of security by having the client store the data...

-- 

Sean Thayne,
Exit12



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