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Quick Hosting Question...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DRE, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    The owner of www.cpixel.com says that his hosting costs $800 a month. Is that normal for a site that large?
  2. rollthebones

    rollthebones Active Member

    If they have 2+ dedicated servers, yeah. Otherwise, wtf.
  3. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Yeah he said he bought a whole rack.
  4. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    one of my clients pays $800 a month hosting, with rackspace
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    There are some of factors to consider when getting a web host

    1) What resources are needed (ram / cpu / pipe)
    2) How many hits / connections
    3) How much bandwidth
    4) Content
  6. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    It wasn't until a lil later that I remembered that people upload not only pictures but videoclips to his servers too.
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  7. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    From their FAQ:

    • Web Server (Primary): P4 3.0GHz w/ HT on 2GB RAM, RAID-10 controller setup w/ 6 Serial ATA disks; Windows 2003 Server
    • Web Server (Secondary): P4 3.0GHz w/ HT on 2GB RAM, RAID-10 3Ware controller w/ 6 Serial ATA disks. FreeBSD UNIX
    • Web Server (Tertiary): Dual P3 1GHz w/ 2GB RAM, RAID-5 setup w/ (5) SCSI drives @ 15,000RPM. Windows 2003 Server
    • Database Server (Primary): Dual P4 w/ 3GB RAM, RAID-5 Setup w/ 6 Serial ATA Disks, Windows 2003 Server and MS-SQL Enterprise Edition, all updated n patched!
    • Database Server (Secondary): Quad XEON 933MHz w/ 3GB RAM, RAID-1 setup w/ 4 SCSI 10k RPM disks. MS-SQL Enterprise Edition, again... patched n updated.
    • Cisco Cayalyst 6503 w/ PIX Firewall blade and IDS(NAM) module to stop these wannabe hackers n script kiddie bulls**t.
    • Alteon ACE Director2 series global load balancer.
    • Cisco 7206VXR w/ Firewall IOS to guard against DoS attacks and support our dedicated OC-12s (yes cPixel really has their own dedicated OC-12).
  8. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    For a forum with less then 60 online and 2,000 topics.. Send him my way.. I'll do it for 1/2 the price :D That site could be hosted on a shared hosting account..
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  9. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    Yes, notice that they have a dedicated OC-12? Isn't that like $100K USD a month?
  10. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Yeah it matches the "Most of the stuff is top of the line" Dual P3 1GHz w/ 2GB RAM server they have :D
  11. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Site doesn't look very professional to me.
  12. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    He says when he 'cleans the forum' he removes lots of topics. His forum is very old, older than myspace even, he only keeps the latest threads up. I'm not sure if he permanently deletes them or what, all I know is everyonce in awhile he deletes everything and makes people start all over again. That right there tells me his forum is not as important as the rest of the site and it's the other parts of the site that gets the most traffic, like myspace.
  13. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Ahhh, never heard of it before.. I did notice profiles though after I posted earlier. Anyway, from what I seen.. This could all be done more then likely with a premium level shared host (like us) or at very most a under $100.00 a month dedicated server.
  14. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Main reason I asked is because I was wondering if my site ever got that big would I have to pay $800 a month.

    I'd quit then lmao. Can't afford that.
  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I get this error a lot.

    Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error '80004005'
    Transaction (Process ID 70) was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim. Rerun the transaction.
    /inc/subsfunctions/subHeaderFooter.asp, line 143
  16. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Your host either has very low limits or is being drastically oversold. This is server (system) setup issue.
  17. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Thats his server, not mine.

    He gets these type of errors a whole lot. He gets tons of posting errors on the forum too.

    I be wondering why after paying $800 a month he still gets these errors very frequently.
  18. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    If it is unmanaged.... Odds are high that it is his own configuration.

    The old saying, you get what you pay for.... Does not always apply to web host, nor it is a rule.

    I know some hosting providers who will charge you an arm, leg, and whatever else you got .... But suck at hosting, while the less costly host will out perform them all. Of course it is also true the other way around.
  19. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

    That hardware is seriously old. A single E3-1270 box with 32GB RAM and SSD can be had for under $200 a month and probably would outperform it all...
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