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system admin discussion

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by majdi, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    i would like to ask you what are your servers specs and how big your board is. i want to know which configuration is the most popular.
    please share with us your server software: webserver, php handler, my.ini, etc..
    your forum size, speed

    anything that you think can be helpful to the rest of us. lets discuss this subject, its an essential part of a successful community :)
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Dedicated server

    Quad core 2.1Ghz
    4GB Ram
    Centos 5.5 with Apache, Fast CGI. Custom setup as described here http://xenforo.com/community/threads/apache-server-tuning-thread.13634/

    Forum size 1.2 million posts, 25k members, average 10k visits a day.

    Magento store + email services for members.

    Its a relatively image heavy site, however load times are always <2seconds.
  3. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    have you ever tried using another webserver ? i read that lightspeed, nginx and cherokee run static files much faster than apache.
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  4. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    16gb ram
    80GB SSD slc iodrive from fusion io
    3x 1.5tb hdd

    board is 50 000 members + other websites

    using apache and mysql, mainly because i dont see any usefulness with nginx for now since sevrer load is always below 0.30 as average
    mainly use my ssd to store mysql data and uses tradtional hdd for everything else
  5. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I am configuring a LCMP stack at the moment, so far it seems very promising, however I have always worked with apache so am comfortable with that.
  6. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    anyone using cherokee webserver ?
  7. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    Dual Quad Core 5504 - 2.13GHz
    24gb ram
    4x 300gb sas (15k RPM)
    raid 10

    In the past we've used litespeed as well as nginx. Pick what works best for you. Not sure if you are going to find what is most popular but from what I've noticed, many many people are using nginx now.

    Average users online per 5 minutes
    Total Posts
    Total Members
  8. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    Cherokee is a solid server .. Let me know if you need help with it ;) (although I do not have any production site running cherokee)
  9. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    8x 2.80ghz
    8gb ram
    2TB raid

    Over kill
    about 30 members lol
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  10. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    hmmmm .... that's an over Nuked-bombed-vaporized-hmmmmm-out .... :D WHY ?
  11. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Well other things run on it also :) tbh I have two of them ^_^
  12. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    how did you test it ?
    tbh, in the past, many software looked cool to me on paper and on a test machine, however once you put it on a production machine you get some bad surprises.
  13. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    Maybe a little too much vodka before pressing the submit button? j/k

    That is some serious hardware for 30 members and two of them at that LOL
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  14. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    Then go with nginx ... ;)
  15. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    have never used it. do you have any articles about it ?
  16. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    Articles regarding its performance ? or on how to use, and configure it
  17. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    how to use it and configure it.
  18. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

    debian squeeze

    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 2
    model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.12.5
    stepping : 3
    cpu MHz : 2999.503
    cache size : 4096 KB
    fdiv_bug : .......


    Apache, mod_php.
    I choose apache because I've been running apache server's since 1266bc, so know the application quite well.

    I have two of these vm's .. one run's my IPB board + a few personal sites, one runs my xF board + a few personal sites.

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