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  1. #1
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    Jun 2010

    Number of sites in a VPS


    i am a small scale hosting provider and i want to review my current situation for future expansion plans.

    i am having a centos 5 VPS with

    1.5GB Memory
    100GB Bandwidth with

    over selling enabled

    50 cpanel accounts
    70 domains hosted
    75% of the domains are developed websites.

    currently, 40 gb space is used.
    an average 500mb of memory is free.

    With this configuration, further how far i can keep selling before i move to a hybrid server or dedicated

    Please advise.

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  3. #3
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    Jan 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    there's no set number - it depends on how the VPS is configured, the types of sites as well as the underlying hardware capabilities.
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  4. #4
    It depends on the amount of resources allocated to your customers.

  5. #5
    VPS resource usage is subjective as it would depend on various factors like resources used by website traffic memory used cpu used.

    You will need to keep an eye on resources and estimate the upgrade you need

  6. #6
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    Oct 2012
    Miami, FL
    1.5GB of RAM is not that much of a resource pool for ~50 different websites. We have sites hosted on 4GB of RAM VPS.

    It all comes down to the types of sites, databases, traffic/simultaneous visitors, optimization techniques and the underlying hardware of the hypervisor nodes. In general, you could get a VPS that's much more powerful than a dedicated server for a fraction of the costs, if you know how to pick your underlying hardware.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2009
    Lafayette, IN
    The great advantages of a VPS are the scalability of the service over a full fledged Dedicated Server. As your company grows and your customers grow your needs will increase and being on a VPS should allow you the ability to scale quickly when your usages demand resources. With a VPS you do run the ability to have a greater profit margin, being a small company, as you grow moving into dedicated hardware can help as you will have the say so on what hardware/services are implemented in your enviroment which you can then fine tune to your specific customer needs.

    Since your using CentOS I am assuming you are most likely using cPanel, if this is the case when you plan on moving to a Dedicated Server you might be interested in utilizing CloudLinux with CageFS. This can help manage your customers usages on your server so that you can utilize your hardware to it's fullest.
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  8. #8
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    Jul 2007
    The answer's already been stated and I'm not going to reiterate what most people have correctly stated.

    However, you don't necessarily need to upgrade to a hybrid or a dedicated server. Your current specs are more towards the low-ish end for a VPS and given the industry standards now. When you do outgrow your current specs, you can always upgrade to a higher spec VPS without a substantial increase in cost, as opposed to a dedicated server.
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  9. #9
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    Apr 2009
    New York City
    The server specs you have right now are pretty decent but also you won't need to upgrade to a dedicated server for a while as long as your current VPS can without what your site is doing now. Even in the future you may not need to upgrade to a dedi but rather you maybe able to just upgrade the current VPS you have now x

  10. #10
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    May 2007
    I think what you have right now sounds good for the sites you have but like everyone else has also said you have to keep an eye on the resources of the server. You need to make sure you keep up with the server.
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  11. #11
    It's exactly depends on the resources that they are use, for example if you have 50 pure HTML based websites with no databases then you don't need it. it depends on your usage!
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  12. #12
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    Feb 2006
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    Exactly 42 sites per VPS. No more, no less.
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  13. #13
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    Mar 2012
    Greensboro, NC
    It depends on resource requirements and how well configured your VPS is.

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