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Static Site Processor & Memory Requirements

Regenerating static content can be very processor- and memory-intensive.  PaperThin strongly recommends that you verify that the server configured to run Static Content Generation can adequately support the size and complexity of your site. Minimal recommendations include dual processors with at least 2 gigabytes of memory. Obviously, there are many factors that go into determining minimum system requirements. If possible, err on the high side.

As discussed later , under certain scenarios (including the initial generation of static content), changes to a single page can result in the regeneration of every page on the site - twice. In addition, pages built from the ground up without any page-level caching require CommonSpot to execute a large number of queries, further stressing the ColdFusion server.

You will also need to consider how much load the server generating static content can handle. In the site regeneration scenario, a background process iterates over every page in the site, regenerating each page from the ground up - possibly without using any cache. Plan accordingly. The more pages you have, the more potential there is for overloading the server. However, if a high percentage of the load for your server consists of requests for static pages, your dynamic server is free to handle more load.


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