[zeromq-dev] Is 0mq right for my purpose?

Michel Pelletier pelletier.michel at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 16:23:45 CEST 2012

0mq is extremely flexible, it's just a way to send messages among
components, so yes, in a way it can solve your problem, but I
personally wouldn't use it for this use case.  Load balancing and
traffic shaping can all be done at the firewall level before your
apache server, check out:


That being said, learning 0mq will never be bad for you!


On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:12 AM, Ryan Chan <ryanchan404 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I run a shared PHP hosting company and I am researching if 0mq is
> suitable for my specific use case below.
> 1. A single apache server serving multiple vhosts, is connecting to a
> shared MySQL database
> 2. Some user is generating more CPU workload then other, e.g. those
> running popular forum
> 3. So the whole server performance suffer, affecting other users
> I am looking to see if we can write a load balancer using 0mq, which support
> a. can prioritize the request, e.g. based on a int value defined in
> cookie (we will inject the value from our backend)
> b. limit the number of concurrent request from a specific vhost
> c. similar to b, for anti-DOS
> Do you think 0mq would be a good candidate for this use? Or you have
> any other suggestion?
> Thanks.
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