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    How much bw does WHT use per month?
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    dont hold me to this but i do believe last time we had this discussion it was right around 60 gigs?

    but that was last talked about when servers moved from voxel so not sure

    hope i'm close on my remembering

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    It seems we need a new updated figure anyhow...
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    what would be really nice is a simple uptime script

    http://xemup.wofut.com/uptime.php thats just a small piece of php code or like some PHP system info script @ sourceforge

    and some MRTG graphs thta would make it sweet and would get a ton of views
    this is the best mrtg config i have came up with yet i found it on another forum somewhere.

    http://xemup.wofut.com/mrtg/index.html

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    Another place to charge for advertising At least I would

    No, but that is a nice idea. Though it might be a bit of work. I agree that a lot of people would look at it. Not just to see how WHT functions, but to compare it to their bulletin board and to see how much banwidth they might need.

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    So, any offical count on that?

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    Originally posted by zdwebhosting
    what would be really nice is a simple uptime script

    http://xemup.wofut.com/uptime.php thats just a small piece of php code or like some PHP system info script @ sourceforge

    and some MRTG graphs thta would make it sweet and would get a ton of views
    this is the best mrtg config i have came up with yet i found it on another forum somewhere.

    http://xemup.wofut.com/mrtg/index.html
    Hello zdwebhosting:

    Would you mind telling us where to get this MRTG script? - I think it's great and I am sure many on WHT could profit from it.

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    Originally posted by goehner


    Hello zdwebhosting:

    Would you mind telling us where to get this MRTG script? - I think it's great and I am sure many on WHT could profit from it.

    Thanks in advance.
    sure lol no problem somone else already pm'd me for it.

    http://www.wofut.com/~admin/mrtg/

    there should get you started assuming you can follow the base mrtg install

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    Thank you for the fast reply
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    Originally posted by goehner
    Thank you for the fast reply
    no prob , pm me the url to your mrtg when you get them up

    i love watching mrtg lol

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    Originally posted by phpcoder
    I agree that a lot of people would look at it. Not just to see how WHT functions, but to compare it to their bulletin board and to see how much banwidth they might need.
    Exactly, it would be very informative.

    I came here looking for the answer to that question because I'm trying to judge the impact of a forum of this on a server (as in does it need its own server and if so, how powerful?, could you run a few forums of this size on a standard 1GHz Ded? etc.)

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    Last month was ~80 GB, we're doing about 4-7 GB per day so far this month, so far a total of 18.98 this month.

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    Thanks a lot for that info, WebDev!

    So far this month looks like a big jump from the last, I guess we'll see if that activity level is sustained.


    Are these forums run on their own server or in a shared environment? Could they be run in a shared environment?

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    Originally posted by Lurker
    Thanks a lot for that info, WebDev!

    So far this month looks like a big jump from the last, I guess we'll see if that activity level is sustained.


    Are these forums run on their own server or in a shared environment? Could they be run in a shared environment?

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    Originally posted by Lurker
    Thanks a lot for that info, WebDev!

    So far this month looks like a big jump from the last, I guess we'll see if that activity level is sustained.


    Are these forums run on their own server or in a shared environment? Could they be run in a shared environment?
    2 servers one for mysql other for http

    webdev let us have url to mrtg

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    This forum requires two servers?!?


    It's not that huge, is it? I mean, I think we're still under 500,000 posts and I've seen forums with near 1 million running on one server in the past.

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    Lurker the loads are very low on them both and i guess they just wanted 2

    i believe loads were less than 0.50 on them and more near 0.20 not certain though wait until webdev chiimes in for that one.

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    What slow? This is the fastest forum I have ever seen.

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    Originally posted by Lurker
    This forum requires two servers?!?


    It's not that huge, is it? I mean, I think we're still under 500,000 posts and I've seen forums with near 1 million running on one server in the past.
    Well, really it doesn't matter how many posts, it matters when and how. This forum has grown exponentially in the past year, and our peak times were hitting the server hard. Presumably, you could have many, many more posts than this forum, yet relatively low loads due to a more even visitor pattern and due to age of the forum.
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    i take it this board is on rs' servers?
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    Correct, it was moved a couple (few?) months ago. I'm terrible with timeframes (things seems like they just happened when it was years ago).
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    Originally posted by interactive
    i take it this board is on rs' servers?
    well not rs servers i beleive they are custom built not thier generic servers they sell

    and its on the ev1 network that rackshack's site is hosted rather than the rackshack customer network i do believe i recall in case rackshack goes down these wont since diff networks

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    Originally posted by zdwebhosting
    i believe loads were less than 0.50 on them and more near 0.20 not certain though
    .5? That's like barely anything isn't it? I've read in other threads about basic machines supporting loads of 100 with no problems, even up to 300 in extreme cases.

    Originally posted by ultratorture
    What slow? This is the fastest forum I have ever seen.
    There's no such thing as a fast forum for me and my 21Kbps dialup. There's three forum speeds...slow (WHT), really slow (Anandtech), and Timed Out (Anandtech a year ago).



    Originally posted by Chicken
    Well, really it doesn't matter how many posts, it matters when and how.
    Yeah, that occured to me after I posted and was browsing around and saw nearly 200 concurrent users. This forum seems to have a higher percentage of readers to posters than the normal...probably a good thing, but it does disguise the potentially high server load behind a lower than expected total post count.

    And then as you say, the growth has been exponential so the bulk of the recorded activity is happening now as opposed to stretched evenly over many years.

    Originally posted by Chicken
    Correct, it was moved a couple (few?) months ago. I'm terrible with timeframes (things seems like they just happened when it was years ago).
    Well, I've never met any poultry who could tell time so that's understandable. (j/k)


    Originally posted by zdwebhosting
    well not rs servers i beleive they are custom built not thier generic servers they sell

    and its on the ev1 network that rackshack's site is hosted rather than the rackshack customer network i do believe i recall in case rackshack goes down these wont since diff networks
    Not sure what to think about that...

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    Ouch... a load of 100 to 300 is really bad.

    I never run my servers at about .5.
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    A normal server should be fine up to about 5 though, right?

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    Originally posted by Lurker
    A normal server should be fine up to about 5 though, right?
    yea during this event i was watching the guy who ran the servers of it and they would spike to 110 he would kill apache, mysql for about 3-5 minutes till load would go down to around 8 and start them back up.

    so yea can do fine till about 5. not sure how well it performs but it will work

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    60 gigs isnt that bad...

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    No avatars/sig. graphics and limited forum graphics helps.
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    yeah chicken, and no sig pictures and avatars also makes it look a little neater. Nothing worse that a forum with signatures that included a 300 x 300 pixel picture in them.

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