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    What is the norm for number of accounts per server?

    What is the norm for number of accounts per server?

    I understand that server specs vary, however how many accounts would you load a server with if it had 2 Gb of RAM and a dual core Opteron 170 AMD CPU? For argument's sake let's exclude database hungry forums.

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    I think you forgot the most important addition, which is the hard drive

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    This is really a tough question to answer. There are so many variables even when excluding database hungry sites.
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    SATA, non-raid - 250Gb. I am sure there is some rule of thumb.

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    what types of accounts? Web Hosting Accounts? Shell Hosting Accounts? VPS Accounts?

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    Sorry I wasn't clear. End-user accounts, e.g. accounts that won't have child accounts. Not VPS.

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    Umm... Web Hosting Accounts? Shell Hosting Accounts? What type of hosting? Different types of hosting take up different amounts of cpu/ram/hard drive space.

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    I believe I answered above: end-user accounts. E.g. my web site, Acroplex.com is such an account. Assume that space is not an issue.

    My question pertains to whether you keep adding accounts until you notice the load getting high? Or do you limit the accounts per server based on a rule of thumb? e.g. no more than 100 on a linux server with adequate processing power.

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    It depend on the unique visitor per day.

    I host over 300 account at a P4 2.8 server without problem(free hosting).

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    Thanks fitesun.

    I'm quite surprised I've gotten no other replies. I don't think it's a matter of doing any complex math.

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    Thinking of a parking server there mr timechange?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostBoards
    Thinking of a parking server there mr timechange?
    Hey that's not my handle since 2 1/2 years ago.

    I already have a testing server. I am wondering how much I can load it with.

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    I can picture the limit being in the thousands if just using a simple parking page html only no php. Lighttpd would be a plus.
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    The only general rule of thumb I know of is this: the more people you put on a server, the less stable it becomes.

    My suggestion is to put enough people on a server so you make some money (or break even, depending on your motives), but not so much that you're putting too much load on the server. Not an exact number, as situations change, but if you do that you'll have happier customers.
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    PHP is obviously in, Apache is fine (despite Lighttpd being an attractive choice)

    jcooter-sliqua, so you're suggesting that I play it by ear?

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    Pretty much, no website is the same (resource wise) than any other site, so there really is no way for any of us to give you an exact number. Just monitor your load averages and your bank account and find a happy middle ground.
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    A long time ago I had my domain hosted with a company that had more than 2,000 accounts on the server (I know because their directories were not secured) and it would come to a crawl. Of course, servers were weak compared to those of today.

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