We are planning to use rails+mysql to develop a website that sells Lotto
Tickets. We expect 500,000 to 1 million(/8 hours) tickets sold a day.
Each records should be 100 bytes long only.
And we also need to use SSL+Transaction Support.
The big question is Can Rails support that amount of traffic? Or I
better consider PHP?
I realize I'm about to open a can of worms, but I'd be more concerned about mysql than I would about rails. InnoDB and all that sort of stuff being set up properly to handle the number of inserts, etc... you'd have the same issue with PHP...