Hi guys I am just looking for any advice, tips and suggestion on how to further optimize my server. Its a Dell P4 2.8Ghz (HT), 2Gb Ram, 2 X 120Gb. The server mainly serves files (95% of the time) ranging from a few Mb to over 100Mb (say average of 40Mb).
I am thinking of getting a second server, probably more or less the same specs .. is it a good idea?? or must I go for more processing power??
You guys have helped me a lot of the last couple of months, hopefully someday I will be able to give a little back.
Below are sample from "top" run about 10 minutes apart. Believe it or not this were taken at somewhat off peak times (not quiet off peak, not quiet peak too)
With RHEL, i have faced some high iowait and DC have made some changes and corrected that.
Your problem may be because you are pushing 125 GB a day, it will be better to get one more server than going for a more powerfull server, but it depends on your needs. For me i will go for a another server, so i get double bandwidth, problem with one server will not take down the whole web site.
Thanx flashwebhost ... I probably go that route ... I was just looking at the rtg graphs and today I have several spikes over 25Mbps (and I'm on a 20Mbps connection) ... probably time for a new server to share the load ... dreaming of a colo cabinet with 100Mbit connection, but the startup is steep with the server costs and all.
Just need to be patient and the right deal will popup.
You CAN disable logs though there might some situations like hacking which might need logging, but I disable them to reduce IO usage. You can save a write on hdd by disabling CustomLogs, on each request.
Yes, just comment it out, and the logs will be disabled. I also disable BytesLogs (on cPanel) when I don't need to count bandwidth for a specific site.
Thanks Mike_R, i was trying to rotate the log files with freebsd newsyslog.conf. Since i don't use the log files, its better not to generate it. So far, i have to delete it once in a week, else it will grow too big.