Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    41

    Dedicated or Virtual?

    Hi all,

    I am current have my sites on a host with virtual plan. 500GM transfer paying $70. the system is 4-cpu xeon 2G ram.
    And my sites probably grow and reach to 800G I think.

    I am consider go for a dedicated plan:
    1000G Tansfer
    p4, 1G ram

    One thing I am not sure is the performance between these 2.
    if I stay with virtual, it is 4-cpu xeon but sharing resources. If I go for a P4 dedicated I get whole server.
    which one better for performances?

    thanks help

    Frank

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Montreal, PQ
    Posts
    355
    You sound like you only rely on bandwidth, rather processing power.

    A dedicated is the way to go if you use pure scripting/database (php/mysql) etc...

    But if you only need it mainly for bandwidth a cheap dedicated is the way to go.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    41
    my sites have phpbb forums. So maybe power does matter.

    So which one more powerful?
    virtual 4-CPU XEON 2G ram
    or
    dedicated 1-CPU P4 1G ram

    the cost for 1000G Transfer are close for both.

    thanks

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Tampa FL
    Posts
    2,378
    I think the answer lies with the overall usage of the 4 cpu system, if the 4 cpu system is running at 80% average usage , then the single processor would be a better choice. Without knowing this there is no guaranteed way to answer your question.
    Ceridius Networks Sales
    Email/MSN [email protected]
    Ceridius Networks - Reseller of Hivelocity Hosting
    Network Speed Test

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    41
    I am not sure, but I guess for most hosting company, it is usually not up to 80%, or satuation may often run into mass I think.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Tampa FL
    Posts
    2,378
    I was just using the 80% as an example , without knowing what that real number is , there is no accurate way to answer the question.
    Ceridius Networks Sales
    Email/MSN [email protected]
    Ceridius Networks - Reseller of Hivelocity Hosting
    Network Speed Test

  7. #7
    I guess one thing you could do is to check with your current provider as to how much resources you used off the server. It is possible that your sites are taking a big chunk off the Quad Xeon server and thus the P4 1gb may not meet your requirements. If you are using a lot less resources than the P4 1gb would suffice.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    41
    to eddy2099
    does resources measure by percentage?

  9. #9
    Well, it depends. On Windows, it does but in Linux, it is based on Load Factor.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Live in Atlanta
    Posts
    26
    Well are your sites running slow. Do you see any performance problems with your forums. If not I would keep it virtual, however for future growth and easy of management at sometime you may want to consider a dedicated server. It would be good to find out how many hosts are actually running on the current virtual plan you are on. I hope this helps.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    California
    Posts
    141
    Getting your own dedicated server gives you peace of mind in the sense that you have knowledge of your resources and know how many sites you can apply to them.

    With the virtual server you may be fine now especially if you are the main resource user, but as the other folks sharing grow or more folks are added the resources (cpu, mem) may become scarse and your sites may start slowing down.

    Raphael
    [email protected]

  12. #12

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    41
    Yeah, especially I am panning to added more sites, one thing is that so far their support is good and I am afread get trouble for moving.
    But they said if I am going over 500G, it will problebly need to go for a dedicated. But their dedicated plans are so expensive force me to consider a move.

  14. #14
    If you ask me I think the dedicated server would be a lot more work for you because you have to manage it your self then which uses more time of yours.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •