Hey guys, I was considering to build my own server but I have one question. My website gets at peak times around 400-500 concurrent users... will a dedicated server located at my home be able to handle that kind of traffic on a 6mbps download, 1mbps upload cable plan?
The home connection will very likely not be enough. Depends on what the users are doing of course. But just think if them 400 users, each download at 1KB per second, that's 3.2Mbps which is more than thrice your bandwidth.
Most websites today, like this forum, have many times that amount per page.