I am currently managing over a large community running the Invision Power Board software (2.0.4).
The community is extremely active with at least 50 users logged in at any given time, and 170 easily obtained during peak hours. Our record number of simultaneous users is 300.
Our old host (ServerPronto) was unable to keep the server running with their plans. We believe the reason for this is a 4Mbit DoS attack on us. A second reason, was that they billed me for cPanel twice, and even charged me for backup space I never ordered. This was resolved, but it broke my faith in them. In additon, their support response time is unbearable.
I am looking for an ideal server setup for this forum and a host that has a solution for my DoS attack problems.
Someone has recommended me an Xeon, but I think this is overkill. My budget is around 120 dollars a month, with no care about setup fees. Please advise.
If it's the only thing running on the server, just about any machine you can get new these days (i.e. 2 GHz and upwards) with 1 gig RAM is more than enough, unless InvisionBoard needs more than other s/w. I've used to run a large phpBB board with similar stats as part of a website network and all of it together was running comfortably on a 1.6 GHz P4 with 1 GB RAM (with comfortable I mean there was always lots of free RAM and CPU load was most of the time 0.something).
How well would this work? It woulden't be the ONLY thing on the server, but it would be the only resource intensive thing. I'd run some other very small websites. I also intend to install Zend Optimizer, if it helps with the PHP/MySQL load.
• Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz (HT)
• 80GB IDE Hard Drive
• 512MB RAM
• Bandwidth: 1000GB
• IP Addresses: 8 (5 usable)
• Private VLAN
• Number Of Servers: 1
• Basic Resource Monitoring
• FreeBSD, CentOS, Linux, Windows*
• 100% Self Managed and Dedicated
Ram is going to be your biggest concern, if possible get a slower speed (2.4ghz) with more ram.
If not, don't worry about it but it's something that you'll want to upgrade sooner than later.
You shouldn't have any problems running what you're going to be running though.
Note: Some of the users online at the time might have been google bots I would assume (unless you were there and counted, or checked logs).
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