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  1. #1
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    How many sites can a box hold?

    Hi,

    I would like to know how many users can a box support with the below specs

    Server Spec

    Xeon 2.0 (dual)
    1GB RAM
    80 GB HDD(160gb also)

    OS: RH Linux

    Bandwidth: 1000gb

    The application will be a backoffice admin with independent database for each user, he might login up to 4 or 5 times/day

    Questions are:

    How many DB can it hold comfortably?

    How many users can it support comfortably?

    How many concurrent connections can it hold comfortably?


    Please let me know your views

    Thanks in advance
    Nish

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    Just an update the DB is Mysql

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    The amount of users the server can hold is entirely dependant on how active the users' sites are. You could easily host thousands of sites as long as they diddn't run anything CPU intensive (as in static pages). Dynamic pages, however, entirely different. Same goes with MySQL, as it can hold pretty much as many databases as you give it space to. I've never had any problems running multiple large active databases with MySQL.

    As for how many simultaneous connections, again, that's dependant on how fast your uplink to the network is.

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    I'd say 10,000, assuming the customers aren't using MySQL or PHP to any extent and they're all static pages. Either that, or 1, if it is a very busy forum or other popular dynamic site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlZimmer
    I'd say 10,000, assuming the customers aren't using MySQL or PHP to any extent and they're all static pages. Either that, or 1, if it is a very busy forum or other popular dynamic site.
    Sometimes 1/3 1/10000000000

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    Thanks for ur inputs, actually iam also aware is entirely depends on CPU and Memory, but just want to know what would be the approx # of users.

    All these will login and access like 4 or 5 times/day and its a entire backoffice application, hence there will be no internet traffic.

    Let me know your views

  7. #7
    It also depends on what you have installed on the server. Some applications, like Mailscanner, can be very server intensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porcupine
    Three hundred and fourty seven, and maybe one half. Not more, not less.
    I was going to say somewhere between eleventeen and three hundred!
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    Thanks for those numbers!

    Yes it will have a mail client which may sent some reports, as scheduled by the user.

    so its 300-400?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nish
    Thanks for those numbers!

    Yes it will have a mail client which may sent some reports, as scheduled by the user.

    so its 300-400?
    No, it's three hundred and fourty seven, and maybe one half. Wasn't I clear on that?!

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    There's really no approximating - it's completely relative. Some servers host 1/100000th of a domain, some host 100000.
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    LOL okay, wasnt sure. Thanks for all your responses

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    you can have at least 1 site hosted on that server.

  15. #15
    I think it all depends on a lot of things and nobody can tell the exact data.

  16. #16
    Apache php and mysql is depend on how well you have optimized it and totally affect on the performance of your site.

    as well as it is also important to know that which other prime services are you using with this server like mail, dns and other..

    "MaxClients, this is the number of Apache child processes that will be allowed, if your apache constantly causes the server to start using swap then lower this number, I recommend for most servers to set this at 8 divided by amount of memory in MB.

    MaxClients
    Apache Default 256
    Recommend 8/Ram in MB (e.g... 8/1024 = 128Max Clients for 1GB ram)"

    above is apache setting same way check for my.cnf setting and so....

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