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Orchard a CMS for High Traffic sites?

Topics: Core, General
Nov 5, 2011 at 8:01 PM


Hi People,

At looking for a CMS in order to build a multi category news site web site

I have some questions about Orchard

- Is Orchard built to support hight tarffic?, I'm talking about 1.906.722 visits 5.863.252 pageviews (and increasing)?

- Can I run Orchard in a Web Farm / Garden enviroment (2 web servers, 2 SQL) ?

- Does Orchard manage caching (dependecy / time) ?




Nov 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM


It's hard to answer performance questions of this type, as it really depends on the specific environment, type of data and the type of traffic you're getting. Over what period of time are these numbers gathered? There are relatively high traffic sites running Orchard (the Build and Mix conferences, the ACLJ site, etc.).

It can run in a farm or in the cloud on Azure.

There is a caching module on the gallery, but it does no caching out of the box.

Nov 8, 2011 at 12:36 AM

To expand on caching; Orchard has a built-in cache *framework* which is very flexible, but no template-level caching is performed by default. So it's a system that you can use to speed up particular bottlenecks as you discover them, and additionally Sebastien's cache module provides page-level caching (and the next version will provide a lot more flexibility and partial caching, which will certainly make it viable for running complex and high-throughput sites).