I'm wondering... My poor old server is totally overwhelemed by the communities it hosts:
I wouldn't dare advertising or even adding any external link to y-f/militate.com because then I instantaneously get close to 200 users online,
Clicdev.com is another problem: it's a free board host. It sometimes has as many as 2,000 users connected simultaneously. Let's generally consider 1,000 users...
All this runs on a P4 Celeron 1.7 GHz with 1 GB memory and an IDE HD!
Yup, that's me. I'm cheap.
What would you recommend I move these two guys to?
- Dual Xeon or P4 3 GHz with hyperthreading?
- How much memory? Would 2 GB be sufficient?
- Can I reasonably use IDE drives?
if budget allows, i would go with a dual opteron from gnax and maybe another gig of ram added in, its pricy but would allow for expansion. Another option is a dual server setup, and maybe drop images off apache and use something like thttpd to serve images.
Dual Opteron 240
1 GB RAM (ECC Registered)
RAID 1 or RAID 5 SATA drives
2000 GB Transfer/month
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Urchin and Fantastico Included FREE!
40GB backup storage space Included FREE!