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    400 concurrent users?

    is the following server specification able to handle 400 concurrent users?

    p3 1ghz*2, 1G ECC, 36G SCSI HDD

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    how long is a piece of string?

    totally dependant on your site... could handle 40, could handle 4000...

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    400 concurrent users doing what would be the better question.

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    sorry for not saying it clearly.

    here it is......i have 3 forums, each has about 50~100 users online at anytime. sometimes, it can go up to 400 in total. and becoming so slow...

    so just wondering, if p3-1ghz, 1g ram, and single scsi hdd able to handle this kind of load? or there is something i can do to make the server handle this load better?

    any comments appreciated.

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    Yeah, it should be able to handle it - to be on the safe side you might like to add another gig of ram to keep the server nice and quick during peak hours.

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    what i would suggest is getting two less powerful boxes and separating the SQL and the PHP/sites... i've got quite a few busy forums hosted... and find that this combination gives me the best capacity...

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    Originally posted by netdude
    what i would suggest is getting two less powerful boxes and separating the SQL and the PHP/sites... i've got quite a few busy forums hosted... and find that this combination gives me the best capacity...
    Hi, can you give info on stats of the sites and specs of the servers?

    What kind of traffic do these forums get and what kind of servers are you using?

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    Originally posted by netdude
    what i would suggest is getting two less powerful boxes and separating the SQL and the PHP/sites... i've got quite a few busy forums hosted... and find that this combination gives me the best capacity...
    Yes I agree. That would be the best solution but your specs to the server you posted should be able to handle it without any problems.
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    If you didn't want another box, you could raid0 a second SCSI HD (make sure they are 10k rpm, biggest buffers you can find) and fill the thing with as much ram as you can.

    But seperating servers is a good idea.

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    I had a dual p3 1GHZ server for phpbb2 hosting

    and our record was 1500 people online at the same time

    but it only last for several seconds then the server crashed

    anyway, thats a record.

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    Originally posted by Paul L.
    400 concurrent users doing what would be the better question.
    400 folks doing stuff and 1 user doing stuff - it's all dependant on what they're actually doing. 1 user can cripple a server with some rogue scripts.
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