High volume websites using Python web server software?

Irmen de Jong irmen at -nospam-remove-this-xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 27 19:57:57 CEST 2004

Ian Bicking wrote:
> I think he's talking about servers that server a higher-than-normal 
> number of simultaneous connections.

Well, not necessarily so, but this is an even better description.
I was looking for web sites with moderate visitor counts
(where 'high' means Yahoo, Google, Cnn, and 'low' means a
200-user forum about automobiles) that are running on one of Python's
web application servers / network servers.

If it's a site that uses an async I/O framework, and it actually
does sustains the potential very large amount of simultaneous
connections, even better.
Actually, it doesn't even have to be a web site. A 10.000-user IRC
server in Python would also qualify :)

Why am I asking this?
Someone on a programming forum elsewhere was sceptical that you
can create high performance Python network servers.
I suggested Twisted or Medusa. He asked for example servers.
So there you are :)

Anyway I've got a few pointers from the replies already given.


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