I need to advise a friend of mine about web-hosting companies, he has a high download rate of big attachments / forum queries site currently working on a dedicated server consisting of 8X Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz CPUs, 8 Gigs of RAM and 2xSSDs one of 300 Gigs to manage his VBulletin Forum and the other is SSD of 120 Gigs to manage attachments within this forum due to the strong download rate, monthly 26TB and daily around 750 Gigs, total data on the site is 400 GB and has 18 thousand unique visitor a day and from 107000 thousand visit per day, page rank on Alexa is 50000 and google is 3 .
It has three main sites one is a VBulletin, the other is word press, the third is a huge audio library of MP3 and other audio formats.
He is making the forum as a file server with a limit of 50 MB of every attachment .
What is the most cost effective not quite sacrificing performance server specs or system design for a dedicated server for this?
What are the current problems your friend are facing now with his current providers server? Letting us know about the current issues you are having will let us point you out to the right direction for your friend. There are many strong dedicated servers let us know as much information as you can tell us so we can pin point you ti the right direction. Getting a secound server with SSDs just to run the database off will be a great thing to do it will release a lot of stress of the server your using for your main site.
The main issue is the increase of downloads and users that is now exceeding the budget, we had allowed a permit of 50 Mb attachement per post, and users are active uploading large files into them as if our charity VBulletin is becoming a download center.
Total size of site: 400 GB .
Total Monthly bandwith: 26 TB
Daily: almost a Tera .
107000 visits per day .
There is nothing currently wrong, it is a demand that is increasing and will increase, however we want to make sure we are most effecint and effective not to exceed the budget of managed dedicated servers that can be within 250 USD per month .