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authorArto Bendiken2008-10-23 19:24:20 (GMT)
committerArto Bendiken2008-10-23 19:24:20 (GMT)
commitd8a80dea43c22e9fc631bc485737aa5d6b86ff3c (patch)
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parent13580eec6fd038d6cd3ca24561e88bfc0a2e5fe6 (diff)
#325281 by Ian Ward: Added blurb about UN StandAgainstPoverty.org to USERS.txt.
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@@ -5,14 +5,36 @@ in question as well as providing rationale on how Boost benefits the site.
It is hoped that the cases described here may serve as useful guides for new
Boost users evaluating how to best implement static caching on their site.
-If you would like to add your website to this list, please contact the
-author at http://drupal.org/user/26089/contact, describing your site and
-setup. Try to keep the description to a paragraph or two, and don't forget
-to include your name and the URL to your website. Note that additions to
-this list are posted at the author's sole discretion, and submissions may be
-abridged or edited for grammar.
+
+ Stand Against Poverty <http://www.standagainstpoverty.org>
+
+ United Nations campaign website used to organize events and report event
+ attendance for events at which nearly 117 million people worldwide
+ participated. The events seek to raise awareness about poverty and
+ highlight effort around the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
+ that seek toward reducing global poverty. The website runs on a cluster
+ of 4 load-balanced Apache web servers and a single database server.
+ Boost is used to reduce the overall resource usage consumed by anonymous
+ visitors on the site in order to devote more infrastructure resources
+ toward event organizers who sign in as authenticated users to create
+ events and report event attendance tallies. The Stand Against Poverty
+ site is is 4 languages, and uses the i18n module. Boost was used with
+ this patch http://drupal.org/node/174380#comment-663794 to allow for the
+ use of Boost on i18n sites. While there is still a substantial amount of
+ traffic on the website during the 3 day campaign, the impact of
+ anonymous traffic (which includes all traffic, until users sign in) is
+ greatly reduced.
+
+ Hosting infrastructure for StandAgainstPoverty.org provided by the good
+ folks at http://www.advomatic.com
+
+ Development Seed writes more about the campaign on their blog at:
+ http://www.developmentseed.org/blog/2008/oct/22/united-nations-uses-drupal-huge-anti-poverty-event
+ http://www.developmentseed.org/blog/2008/oct/23/improving-drupals-performance-boost-module-uns-millennium-campaign
+
Arto Bendiken <http://bendiken.net/>
+
Personal website of the author. Boost is used to cache virtually every
page on the site, quite significantly improving response times despite
the sometimes sluggish shared hosting the site runs on. An additional
@@ -22,3 +44,11 @@ abridged or edited for grammar.
such as posting comments obviously don't work until MySQL access is
restored, however).
+
+If you would like to add your website to this list, please contact the
+author at http://drupal.org/user/26089/contact, describing your site and
+setup. Try to keep the description to a paragraph or two, and don't forget
+to include your name and the URL to your website. Note that additions to
+this list are posted at the author's sole discretion, and submissions may be
+abridged or edited for grammar.
+