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Article:
  The PHP Scalability Myth
Subject:   Fundamental Platform Differences and why PHP scales better
Date:   2003-10-18 02:50:10
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Fundamental Platform Differences and why PHP scales better

"That means, you'll have to either synchronize sessions between the application servers or store the session data in a central repository that all app servers have access to[...]Either way, the network call is a necessary burden to get your application to scale in any kind of meaningful way."


True but, as you mention, synchronizing sessions between servers means the network calls are, to some extent, made outside of the user request cycle. Depends on the technology you're using.