My company has been selected to implement an online article service, suitable for accepting contributions from hundreds of correspondents via the Internet, with further editing to be performed in-house via a content management system. Having done a few small scale (10 - 3,000 user) rollouts of Mambo Open Source for various clients, we already know what it can do, how easy it is to extend etc.
What we don't know is exactly how much 'real life' traffic it can cope with when it comes to hundreds of concurrent users over extended periods of time. The only large scale Mambo magazine style of website I know of is devshed.com, which I believe is based on the commercial version of Mambo.
In summary, can anyone help out with answers to the following:
- Has a study or stress test ever been done on Mambo Open Source to establish how it actually performs under simulated real world conditions? Would such studies show that the biggest performance bottlenecks were most likely due to Apache/PHP itself, or MySQL or the underlying Open Source Mambo code?
- Apart from Devshed, are there any other high traffic, high multiple concurrent user implementations of Mambo (either commercial or open source versions)?
- Can anyone advise the day-to-day differences between Mambo Open Source and commercial versions (I'm really looking for ease-of-use & features feedback from users of both versions – I’ve already read the text on Miro’s site)
On a related subject, having trawled through the search engines and various Mambo forums we think we have a good idea of the experienced Mambo developers we may consider asking to help us accelerate the development and implementation of certain core aspects of the project. The latest information we have from our client is that they will give the go-ahead for the development process to start around July 2004 with estimated implementation August 2004.
I'd urge any experienced Mambo developer who'd like to be considered for this project to send us a CV/resume - we'll follow up submitted applications between now and the end of June.
for further instructions about submitting CVs/resumes; please don't forget to include references for the URLs listed in your CV, an indication of your rates and details about any development work you've done as part of an online project team.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ritchie Anderson, Director