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Is this dedicated server good enough to upgrade to?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by surfsup, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    For 500k+ page views per month..

    Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 4 x 3.3 GHz
    12 GB DDR3 ECC
    120GB SSD (Primary)
    120GB SSD (Second drive)
    1TB SATA (Third drive)
    RAID 1
    100 MBPS Uplink Port
    15 TB
    CENTOS 6
    PHP 6.0

    • Plan Price per month:

    • Plan Price after six month: (per month)

    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  2. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    My main concern is the uplink. It's a bit dated for a busy site. Its 100 Mbps rather not MBps. 12.5 MB/s divided among several hundred users and guests. It's alright if the load is stretched over a period of time. But those 300+ users online right now hit you at the same time they are getting a grand total of 40 KB/s each. Its fast enough for just the forum but terrible for loading files, attachments etc.
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  3. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    There's no such things as PHP 6.0 :D
  4. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    lol! I meant 5.6 haha - your the server king, whats your opinion?
  5. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    So should I go with 1 GBPS Uplink Port ? Will this resolve that issue, because we do email blasts once a week to 16k subscribers and see about 700 ppl online at once when we do so. Or what do you suggest?
  6. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    And I'm not a server king, haha.
    By the way with that server specs that should be fine for your traffic.
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  7. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Put MySQL on the SSD, and the forum files on the 1TB SATA. Use nginx and MariaDB if you can as well.
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  8. WSWD

    WSWD Well-Known Member

    Most people will never come anywhere close to saturating a 100mbps port, but because gbit ports are out there, people seem to think they're needed. Eh...whatever. Our hosting servers, for example, have gbit ports, because we saturate 100mbps ports all day long. But for a single forum? Doubtful you're going to come anywhere close to 100mbps. You can always upgrade if you need to. Otherwise, you're just going to be wasting money each month.
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  9. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    Glad someone chimed in. I wasn't sure. I figured it would be fine for the forum itself. But if the load was heavy in serving up files I would be a bit worried as it might make the server appear to be a bit slow to respond. Definitely not worried about sending emails though lol.

    I am used to serving up Android firmware in loads measuring near 1 TB per hour. Never could do that at 100 Mbps.
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  10. hellreturn

    hellreturn Active Member

    How can you have RAID 1 with 120GB SSD and 1TB SATA? or Both on RAID 1 i.e. Total 4 drives?
  11. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Slipping up today, it is actually 3 drives;

    120GB SSD (Primary)
    120GB SSD (Second drive)
    1TB SATA (Third drive)

    Forgot to mention the monthly cost is:
    • Plan Price


    • Plan Price after six month:

  12. dawg

    dawg Well-Known Member

    Way to expensive you can find better prices and servers elsewhere, managed also.
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  13. Alex - A2Hosting

    Alex - A2Hosting Active Member

    Where are you getting it from? It is quite expensive :eek:

    Does the fee include any extras like cPanel? Full server management? Or just the box itself?
  14. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    I can get you 3, E3-1230 V2's with that config for that price. That's way over priced.
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  15. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    www.AIT.com their based in NC, USA. For fully managed it's extra and the Plesk which is added into that plan is 40/month. Check out their dedicated server list and let me know what you think please.
  16. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  17. Alex - A2Hosting

    Alex - A2Hosting Active Member

    No need to look, from what you've told us they're charging you a lot, to much in fact. To top it off, it isn't fully managed nor includes a control panel.

    Do you know what resources your site currently uses and setup? That way we can look for other solutions that will accommodate you at a much more reasonable rate.
  18. dawg

    dawg Well-Known Member

    I didnt know the rules about posting links to hosts.

    If you are looking for a professional server management that is top notch i would suggest Rack911

    You can find their reviews on Web hosting talk. Steven the owner is the most knowledgeable Linux person i have ever run across.

    When my site was growing like yours and i was outgrowing every hosting package i was on i contacted Steven for help and have been with him ever since. He saved my back side more times than one. Check him out, contact him with questions. He is always around to help.

    He also handles my backups, i could not imagine a better company handling my forums right now.

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  19. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Steve is awesome sauce.. Known him for 10+ years vouche for him times infinity..
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  20. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Who do you guys also recommend from USA?

    I am with nimbus hosting in UK and their great, phenomenal at that but I need a server in USA due to a few reasons.

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