MovableType conueries consumption


#1

MovableType can be installed on DH servers, right? Does MT use up many conueries? Thanks.


#2

It’s all relative to what you mean by many. Here’s some rough data for my blog.

My MT blog doesn’t get that many hits, limited mostly to hapless Google searchers. I post a couple times per week, on average. I get about 250 page requests per day for files in my blog directory. Of course, they are getting static HTML served up to them, so it is really just when I am editing, publishing, and administering my blog that I am hitting the database. At least, I think so.

The control panel is estimating I will use about .014 conueries for my blog’s database for this monthly cycle. On the sweet dreams plan, you get 10 conueries.

For comparison, I will probably burn through about 375 MB of bandwidth this cycle. While low, .375/25 is about an order of magnitude higher than .014/10. Even when you factor in that only about 1/2 of the site bandwidth is due to my blog, it’s still a big difference.


#3

I’ve been using MT for a while now (about a year) and have never bothered using the SQL database for it. Is there that much of a benefit? I get about 500-600 unique hits a day, so my site’s not completely dead and I’ve never seen a problem.


#4

There’s a distinct risk of a Berkley DB getting corrupted; it’s much harder to move to a different host; there are assorted plug-ins, and scripting tricks that only work with MySQL…


#5

Hm, I’ll have to check the MT forums to see if it’s easy to convert to a SQL database for an already set site. Thanks for the info.