back to article Growing your web server farm to cope with fluctuating demand

Thanks to support for multi-core processors and terabytes of memory, servers have never been more scaleable. When it comes to hosting web sites and applications, however, server farms based on relatively modest hardware still dominate because they make dealing with fluctuations in demand easier. Host a web site on a single …

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Scalability

It's not all in the box; there has to be scalability in the band as well. ALso, power, cooling, physical space...

Something is always the bottleneck. It isn't always the server itself.

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