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My server for my forum.

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by SiteOwner, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. SiteOwner

    SiteOwner Member

    Got my server for $59 + $20 for cPanel =$79/m

    CPU: Intel i5 (4 cores / 4 Threads)
    Frequency: 3.1GHz(3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
    RAM: 16 GB DDR3
    Hard disk: 2 x 1TB SATA2
    RAID: SOFT - 0/1 (RAID-1 by default)
    Bandwidth: 100Mbps - 5 TB/month
    Controlpanel: cPamel/WHM
    CENTOS 6.4 x86_64

    I will soon taking on members and I want to make my forum fast to load on phones.
    So what serversetup are you on?
  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    #1 - Dual Xeon L5520 with 36GB RAM and 2 1TB SATA in RAID 1 (software)
    #2 - Dual Xeon L5520 with 24GB RAM and 2 1TB SATA in RAID 1 (software)
    #3 - Dual Xeon L5639 with 48GB RAM and 2 2TB SATA in RAID 1 (software)
    #3 - Dual Xeon L5639 with 24GB RAM and 2 128GB SSD in RAID 1 (software)
  3. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Could be a good price or a bad price. Irrespective of hardware, it's all about virtual or dedicated, network peering, latency, and location (network path) to clients.
  4. SiteOwner

    SiteOwner Member

    How many members and members who are online at the same time can I have on my forum before severn showing signs of being slow for the members and I need to upgrade. Photos and files from the members will be few in number?
  5. SiteOwner

    SiteOwner Member

    Windows: "Where do you want to go today?"
    Linux: "Where do you want to go tomorrow?"
    FreeBSD: "Are you guys coming, or what?"
  6. WSWD

    WSWD Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with that "server". The limiting factor ultimately is going to be the hard drives, but it should be fine until your site gets pretty busy.

    Keep in mind also, that it is not server-grade equipment, ECC RAM, etc. It is basically a desktop computer in a rack-mount unit or such. Is it going to matter in the long-run? Probably not, but just something to keep in mind.
  7. Ghan_04

    Ghan_04 Active Member

    From a hardware perspective, you have about an order of magnitude more than you need if you are just starting out. A good quality VPS with about 1 GB of RAM can easily handle a xenForo board that is just getting started. With good speed, too. That said, your setup should allow you to handle tons of traffic without blinking an eye. I would expect to be able to handle well over 1000 concurrent users with that hardware.

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