I have web site/vbulletin board which spend around 200GB BW monthly and need 30GB disk storage.
Visit my web site about 150000 visitor everyday.
Currently I am running my web site on VPS with 512RAM but I have to move because there many high load.
So I am thinking to move to dedicated server or another VPS in a strong company like PowerVPS.
I have never try to run my web sites on dedicated server and I have experience only with VPS which have Cpanel.
I am not familiar controlling dedicated server but I thinks it will be very close to VPS and both of them have Cpanel.
SO I NEED YOU ADVISES
My budget is: $140 US
First option is dedicated server from The Planet:
Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz+
Drive Controller: IDE
HDD: 80GB Hard Drive
OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Version 4
1024 MB RAM
Control Panel: cPanel/WHM with Fantastico
5 IP Addresses
750 GB Bandwidth
10 Mbps Uplink
Will cost em $114.00 MO fee
Second option is VPS from PowerVPS
64 bit Centos 5
Equal Share CPU
30GB Disk Space
6 IP numbers
cPanel/WHM (latest edition)
Will cost me $110.00 MO fee
Hello, as I could understand you don't know how to deal with a server, then if you get the planet machine you will need to hire a management team, that would increase your price a little... on the other hand if you select powervps, they do it semi-managed, plus you get a piece of a business-class server... so... you decide! (but I'm with powervps and I'm really happy with them).
Also check out the very nice offer from wiredtree (see the vps offers section). I got one vps from them and I'm really amazed, they are awesome too.
orans, the setup ThePlanet offered you... you could get a better setup at other hosts, leaving you $ for management teams like PlatinumServerManagement. Try to find a server for 110$ and hire PSM for 30$ per month.
To run only vBulletin you dont really need any managed server, you can easily get a good dedicated server with good control panel to watch it. Virtual Servers are not great in performance compared to dedicated servers. As your statistics suggests you should not go with virtual server.
You can try Superb, they have good low budget clearance servers and even iWeb.. they are good.
Considering your budget, and your use, I would go ahead and recommend getting a dedicated server. Is there any particular reason you are planning on configuring your server with ThePlanet with Red Hat instead of just CentOS?
Ryan, what would be your reason for using CentOS if you have real RHEL available?
Someone recommended superb, and I have to say that I would recommend them less than 1&1.
From the limited two options, I'd recommend the dedicated server from The Planet. Although why not use up more of your budget and get SATA?
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