Hi, I was wondering what the ideal hardware for TileMill would
be as a server...
Are you sure that you want to deploy TileMill for users
accessing maps? TileMill's primarily a map design environment, and
serves maps as a preview - that part of the application is
optimized for being updated often, not for being accessed by many
users at once. You'd probably be more interested in TileStream, which serves tiles
and is more performant in that task.
As I said, TileMill generates maps from raw data, which is a
hard thing to do quickly and for lots of people, and TileStream
serves those pre-generated maps. There's a very big difference in
server requirements between the two; TileMill predictably requiring
more resources and power.
Support Staff6 Posted by Will White on 14 Sep, 2011 08:57 PM
I can't give you a firm number because I imagine there are several
variables that impact performance, but I expect you'll find that
it's quite fast. I'd recommend using ab to
benchmark the server before going into production.
If you're concerned about performance, we have TileStream hosting plans
available, which provide managed map hosting.