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Hosting 100+ Domains??

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by drumltd, May 23, 2011.

  1. drumltd

    drumltd Regular Member

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    I have just over 100 Wordpress Blog, each with approx 40k page views per day, and holding around 50k articles.

    These are currently spread over various cheap hosting accounts, so reseller, some seo, some just plain old cheap hosting. However I feel the time has come to bring some order to the proceedings before it grows completely out of hand.

    Some of the hosts complain about the server load, which I believe could be due to the post count on each blog (I believe wordpress can get stroppy above 30k posts)

    Anyway I'm looking for some solutions that can handle this sort of load, I know I'm not going to get the whole lot on a basic VPS package, so what do people suggest, how many accounts should I look to put on a server, and at what sort of spec?? I know some of the accounts hit 1Gb mem limits on one of the hosts, on a far to frequent occurrence
     
  2. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Do you have any caching plugin installed on the blogs?
    What are your current hosting costs monthly in total?
    What is your budget for the new hosting?

    Answering these questions will give me the ability (and others) to suggest better options for you.
     
  3. drumltd

    drumltd Regular Member

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    Currently using W3 Total Cache and experimenting with CloudFlare

    Roughly $100 dollars, some are paid monthly, some are on yearly deals, etc. so I can easily do a phased move as deals expire.

    $100 would be nice, $200 if I could keep some decent IP diversity.
     
  4. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Have a look on "Xeon® 3050" server http://www.zipservers.com/duoz_single_processor_multi_core.php

    They charge 1$ per extra ip. No guarantee of different c-classes though. But have been with these guys with a vps for 4 years and the network uptime is wonderful.
     
  5. drumltd

    drumltd Regular Member

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    Thanks Looking at memory, if some of my sites bounce the 1Gb limit quite frequently, is 2Gb going to be enough if I run 100 or so blogs.
     
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    Scripteen Elite Member

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    That server has 2GB already. with wordpress you should worry more about cpu rather than RAM. If your blogs don't have dynamic posts pages (ie: comments are disabled), I'd recommend extending the cache expiration time to 24-48 hours to lighten the load even more.
     
  7. phluid

    phluid Power Member

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    I use dedilink and have been pretty happy with them. Have never had anything go down, tech support is always quick and helpful. I think it is $30.00 a month for a VPS with 1 x 2.66Ghz Quad Core Xeon E5520, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD space, Shared 100mbit connection, Unmetered bandwidth.. I traded my 250 GB drive down to 160 and upped my ram from 1 GB to 2 GB.. That 30 will change if you want managed servers, backups by them, more ip's, etc.. Not sure if the prices have changed but it used to be $150 for a dedicated with Xeon E5520, 12 GB of 1033mhz ram, 2x500 GB drives, dedicated unmetered 100 mbit bandwidth and more, I forget exactly but just shoot an email to [email protected] if you want to get more details from them.
     
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    phluid Power Member

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    Also note I have used at least 25 different colo/dedicated server type companies in different countries over the last 10 years or so and dedilink is the best I have dealt with so far.
     
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    most important thing is cpu and ram. go with the fastest cpu vps/dedi server you can afford and you will be smooth sailing those 100+ WP powered domains. i went from a dual core 2.8 older architecture xeon to a single quad core xeon at 2.66ghz and the difference in working with WP is like night and day.
     
  10. drumltd

    drumltd Regular Member

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    Thanks guys, definitely given me some stuff to think about, and I may have found a way of using cheap hosting for the IPs, as this works out cheaper than actually buying an IP. Sort of using the hosting as a caching proxy for the site. Speeds things up and takes load off the server aswell :)