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  1. #1
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    Is this good for small web host

    I'm out growing my current vps and thinking of switching to a dedicated box.. Here's the specs and price of a server from Ubiquity..

    Intel i3-540 dual core
    8 GB ram
    1 TB sata
    6000 TB of b/w
    100 mbps connection
    Monthly cost 149.

    Is this good specs to run a web host?? Or should I get something abit more powerful?? Can I get a better deal somewhere else?? Is it ok to not have a second drive with raid?? Suggestions please..

  2. #2
    It depends on what services you are going to run on it. If you are only running a handful of sites then I would say it probably is adequate for your needs.

    How are you outgrowing your VPS?

    You definately want to look at an additional drive with RAID-1.

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    This looks more than reasonable for a small host running shared hosting and even some VPS.

    Remember that RAID is NOT a backup.
    Raid is always a good option, but if you plan to have a good backup plan, you wont need it IMO.
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  4. #4
    Lower diskspace, bandwidth and memory and increase CPU + use Raid 1 setup. Something like 2 x 300GB SAS would be a bonus.

    How much diskspace and bandwidth are you using at the moment? If you use more than above storage you could drop SAS and use say 2 x 500GB or 2 x 1 TB SATA drives in Raid 1 instead.

    Also use offsite backup accounts.

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  6. #6
    if your only going to sell shared hosting then that will be ok

  7. #7
    but maybe up the transit a bit more for large files.

  8. #8
    sounds pretty good! I would check for upgrades for futures. not all of the value servers are able to be upgraded as far as you may need in the future and there you are stuck transferring again. just some advice from someone that has been there before.
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    How are you outgrowing your current VPS? What specs are you currently using and does your current provider not have an upgrade options for it? You could also look at just adding a second VPS server instead of moving everything to a dedicated server. It just depends on what you currently have compared to what going with a dedicated would actually gain you, disk space, CPU usage, etc. I have found it better in most cases to just add another VPS to your server fleet as you can gain just as much going that route with the correct provider. Backup plan was mentioned above and you definately need to have that base covered as well. Does this quote you posted include a backup? Does support cost extra? Lots of hidden charges that can show up after the initial server price. Have you checked into all of the "extras"?

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    What currency is this in? Dollars?

  11. #11
    oh it depends on what are going to host there. Looks very reasonable to me though i'd take some more of CPU just in case

  12. #12
    That will work for a small company growing gradually.
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    If you're running this as a web host, definitely get a second drive for raid 1. The last thing you want is people coming to you complaining when you lose all their data. Other than that, the specs look fine. The i3 is a lot more powerful of a cpu than most people give it credit for.
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    No, it is not a good server to host Shared hosting account . HAving in mind that you have a budget around $150/month I'd recommend you to get either Core i7 or Xeon based server. You'd need 2 x 1,000 GB hard drives and at least RAID 0,1. Otherwise you will need to get another machine for back-ups. It is always a good idea to have offsite back-ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicbillie View Post
    I'm out growing my current vps and thinking of switching to a dedicated box.. Here's the specs and price of a server from Ubiquity..

    Intel i3-540 dual core
    8 GB ram
    1 TB sata
    6000 TB of b/w
    100 mbps connection
    Monthly cost 149.

    Is this good specs to run a web host?? Or should I get something abit more powerful?? Can I get a better deal somewhere else?? Is it ok to not have a second drive with raid?? Suggestions please..





    It will not a good choose if you use a i3 CPU for your VPS host. Your CPU will be burst to 100% work load. So far 8GB memory is not enough to host your VPS / VM. You can only host very few VPS (like 3 or 5 ?) in this dedicated servers.

    Unmeter bandwidth should be the first choose of your service. Because you do not know your VPS customer will host what content inside their server.

    100Mbps is fine, if you do not have DDoS problem. If you have any customer are come from China , you have to think about upgrade to a 1Gbps port for waived their 100+Mbps attack.

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    I don't think people are keeping in mind that he's looking to upgrade from a VPS. The specs mentioned are almost certainly a lot better than what he has now. Sure, you could say that there are bigger better servers out there, but it is a solid upgrade from what he has now, so why waste money if you don't need to?
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