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  1. #1
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    Hosting a big site and I need some help

    Long story short I've gotten into a situation that is way beyond my pay grade.
    I need some help in hosting a site. It will have ~200.000 unique users monthly, a huge database and a lot of traffic.

    I'm not even sure where to begin with all this.
    Should I go for a dedicated server?
    Will a 1gb port be enough? Obviously I'll need an umettered connection.
    RAID setup? How much HDD space will be enough to be on the safe side?
    Can 1 server even handle it?

    I'm sure I've missed a lot of things that need to be said for a good answer so I'll keep a very close eye on this thread and respond asap.

    Thank you.

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    it will be hard to say what kind of this website is and what data will be hosted on the website
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    I think most important thing is how much people online in peak times. Do you have any idea about it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LankapartnerHost View Post
    I think most important thing is how much people online in peak times. Do you have any idea about it ?
    Give or take I'd say about 10.000

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    Well what kind of website is it? Are they forums, a blog, or something else?
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    10k online is not big amount, how much your budget for this ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surge Network View Post
    Well what kind of website is it? Are they forums, a blog, or something else?
    A trading site I'd suppose you'd call it, directed towards trading items from a game.

    There will be a forum too. And that's about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by LankapartnerHost View Post
    10k online is not big amount, how much your budget for this ?
    Budget's not really an issue, but I don't want to go full overkill either. Maybe 30% more of what I need in terms of hardware, just to adjust for the scaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewDanse View Post
    A trading site I'd suppose you'd call it, directed towards trading items from a game.

    There will be a forum too. And that's about it.



    Budget's not really an issue, but I don't want to go full overkill either. Maybe 30% more of what I need in terms of hardware, just to adjust for the scaling.
    i believe go with a quad core xeon 8GB ram with 256GB SSD it will be huge enough for your need
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    Quote Originally Posted by prateek View Post
    i believe go with a quad core xeon 8GB ram with 256GB SSD it will be huge enough for your need
    Well this is convenient. Currently I have a E3-1270v2, 32 GB RAM, 120GB x2 SSD HDD, 1gb/s unmettered connection dedicated server.

    I suppose it will do just fine judging from what you just told me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewDanse View Post
    Well this is convenient. Currently I have a E3-1270v2, 32 GB RAM, 120GB x2 SSD HDD, 1gb/s unmettered connection dedicated server.

    I suppose it will do just fine judging from what you just told me.
    way too more power then ur need will be good enough infact just use 2nd drive for regular backup or raid 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by prateek View Post
    way too more power then ur need will be good enough infact just use 2nd drive for regular backup or raid 1
    Fantastic then. Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it.

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    It would really depend on what type of site you have for that to work or not. Do you mind giving us more information?

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    Why not use a cloud server? It's basically a VPS and you will be able to scale it when you need to,
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