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How many posts to move to dedicated s.

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Sar, May 31, 2011.

  1. Sar

    Sar Active Member

    Of course it much depends on content and revenues, server hosting, etc., but still how many posts in xenforo based forum (approximately) do you think shared hosting can handle until moving to either VPS or dedi is needed.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It depends on the host and server spec's/configuration.

    A cheap VPS can be worse than shared hosting in some cases.
  3. Sar

    Sar Active Member

    Tnx for fast respond Brogan.

    Ill ask more detailed question. We are just to meet 600k posts and we have dedicated server. However, advertisement network is lagging our portal so much, that it is irritating in addition that dedicated s. costs hardly justify with revenue.

    So, 600-700k posts forum if xf is platform, can this be handled by shared hosting?
  4. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    It depends on alot of "reasons" how much resources are you using etc...
  5. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A more appropriate question is what are your average concurant users online? How much trafic do you have a day / week month?
  6. Sar

    Sar Active Member

    Users online: min40-max150
    traffic 45Gb/month
  7. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Whats the spec of your current server and what are its load averages like? What sticks out to me here is you have avery high ammount of bandwidth being used, I have more users than that online and more content, and use a fraction of what you do.

    Are you an image heavy site?
  8. Sar

    Sar Active Member

    Quite a lot of threads use images, yes, but they are not supersized.

    We have auto backup every night, don't know if that counts, but if it does thats 300mb per day automatically.

    Server itself and forum loads superfast, I mean whole site opens in less than 0.5 sec. We have 2gb ram and giga on board, in addition with strong processor.

    It is advertisement network, that slows down whole thing.

    But anyway, coming back to my original question. Is this for shared hosting or not?
  9. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I think a solid specced VPS will suit you fine, but deffinately a no go for shared hosting.
  10. Kainzo

    Kainzo Active Member

    Posts don't correlate highly with having to move... too much comes into play here.
  11. Tempest

    Tempest Active Member

    Shared hosting is definitely a no-go for you. As slavik said, you'd do well with a solid reputable VPS. VPS are easy to scale too so that's an advantage if the price of a dedicated server puts you off right now. I'm on a dedicated server for $40 USD a month, 1GB ram, Core 2 duo processor, 120gb HD and I've done really well with my host but the catch to mine is that it's completely unmanaged, so unless you're comfortable with configuring the server and troubleshooting everything on your own (or have helping hands to do it), I wouldn't recommend what I'm doing.
  12. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    You might consider a cPanel-based server, VPS or dedicated. cPanel manages most of the functionality you need for your server, and you hope the host can do the rest. cPanel also has great tech support, so the combo should be enough even if your command line capabilities are challenged.

    Yes, I can recommend some hosts if anyone cares. :)

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