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Do I need a dedicated server?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by gangsta1, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. gangsta1

    gangsta1 Regular Member

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    I am using:

    2TB+ per month
    Need upto 500GB diskspace

    This month:

    this month: visits: 226,450
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    hits: 58,528,751
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    bandwidth: 25515.57 GB

    With my shared hosting at the moment sometimes pages take long to load or do not load at all so I am thinking of getting a dedicated server. However, the OVH premium hosting seems decent: https://www.ovh.co.uk/web-hosting/

    I just dont want to spend more than I need to on hosting but I also want the website to be fast and pages to load.

    If I go dedicated I have made up a list of possibilities, if anyone has any advice it would help alot!

    http://www.host-stage.net/dedicated-server.php

    Processor : Intel Atom D425
    CPU Frequency : 1.20 Ghz (512KB L2 Cache)
    Memory (RAM) : 2 GB DDR2 (800 Mhz)
    HDD : 1 000 GB SATA II
    Network Speed : 100 Mbps
    Bandwidth : UNMETERED !
    IP Adresses : Up to 32

    $50
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    http://www.hetzner.de/en/hosting/produkte_rootserver/ex5

    Benefits
    Intel® Core™ i7-920 Quadcore
    incl. Hyper-Threading Technology

    RAM 24 GB DDR3 RAM
    Hard disks 2 x 750 GB SATA 3 Gb/s HDD
    (Software-RAID 1)
    NIC 1 Gbit OnBoard
    connected at 100 Mbit
    Backup Space 100 GB
    Traffic Unlimited*

    $77
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    https://www.ovh.co.uk/

    Processor Intel Core i5-2400 4x3.1
    Hard-drive(s) 2x 2 TB SATA2
    Memory 16 GB
    Bandwidth 100 Mbps

    $104
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    http://www.uk2.net/dedicated-servers/

    Intel Core2 Duo
    2.93GHz
    500gb
    100MB Network speed

    $112
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    http://www.hostgator.com/dedicated

    Intel Xeon 3360* (Quad Core)
    10 mbps Uplink
    4 GB DDR3 Memory
    500 GB RAID 1 Drives
    10 TB Bandwidth
    Up to 5 Dedicated IPs

    $174
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  2. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Is your audience Western Europe? If so then OVH may be fine, but if in the U.S. I would avoid them. OVH is more for bandwith intensive things such as P2P and file sharing. You'll be on the same pipe as them. It's also in france so the ping will be around 100ms at a minimum.

    Also, are the stats you posted correct? 25 terabytes of bandwith? What is the main source of that? File downloads (zip, rar, 7z, exe, jpg, jpeg, png, pdf etc) or streaming (flv, ogg, mp4)? Depending on what your content is you can use a CDN on a shared host and still be cheaper than a dedicated. 25 terabytes is alot of traffic and even OVH will start limiting you at 10/15/20 terabytes.
     
  3. gangsta1

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    Yes, stats are correct. Mainly images and video streaming.
     
  4. dude91

    dude91 Registered Member

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    Why don't u try kimsufi ? Its a low cost company by ovh itself .

    PS: I am surprised, they let you stay with that kind of usage on a premium account. If it was hostgator or someone else would have asked you to upgrade a long time back !
     
  5. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    You may have to get several dedicated servers and spread the load among them. Move all your data intensive files to the dedicated servers and you can keep your main site on the shared.

    Depending on how many files you have, their size, amount requested and other factors you should possibly opt for an SSD over a standard hard drive.
     
  6. ugjunk

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    Hit me up if you are looking for servers in US and I would rack up servers for you at some awesome pricing based on your budget :)
     
  7. gangsta1

    gangsta1 Regular Member

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    Ive been offered:

    Intel Xeon W3520 4*2.67 Ghz



    24 Gb of RAM

    2*2 Tb HDD RAID 1 ready

    1 Gbps Unmetered

    Will that do it?
     
  8. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Maybe. Depends on the terms of the unmetered connection and where it gets shared at.
     
  9. gangsta1

    gangsta1 Regular Member

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    host-stage or ovh I am looking at right now...
     
  10. kvmcable

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    Make sure you're straight-up with the new host about using that much BW. Otherwise you might find yourself moving continuously. Many will advertise unlimited but once you hit the 10TB+ range a larger company will consider you network intensive and require more money or find yourself another host. I'm in awe you are using that sort of BW on anything but a dedi and even on a dedi most providers won't allow you 25TB+ without large fees. BW costs money, especially at that level. Good luck but I'd make damn clear to a new host I need more than 25TB of BW a month before moving.

    From OVH Offers

    **: Traffic is unlimited. If you exceed 15 TB/month, the connection will be limited to 10 Mbps. 100 Mbps connection will be restored once additional TB of traffic have been purchased (after what you have exceeded has been taken away). (Minimum purchase 2TB). 1 TB: £3.99
     
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  11. kvmcable

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    According to host-stage TOS you're not permitted

    Image Hosting Scripts (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic)
    File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare)
    Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams)

    I suspect with your BW usage you're utilizing one of those methods

    Further about host-stage unlimited BW which falls under a fair-use contract on their TOS:


    1. Bandwidth Usage and Fair Usage
      1. Every hosting plan has its own monthly bandwidth allowance. If the account passes the limit, we reserve the right to suspend the account until starts the next allocation. Some additional bandwith can be purchased at an additional fee which can be known at the client area.
      2. Unused transfer in one month cannot be carried over to the next month. For unlimited bandwidth plans, a fair usage is required which based on the abusive uses of your shared hosting such as streaming website or warez websites or any prohibited content named above.

    I suspect once they discover you're streaming you'll find unlimited BW isn't really unlimited.

    I'm not picking on either of these but know almost all hosting providers have similar policies because BW costs money and cheap hosting with 25TB+ bandwidth aren't synonymous.

    Good luck and if I find anything in your price and BW range I'll pass it along.
     
  12. gangsta1

    gangsta1 Regular Member

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    100tb looks good!