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How much server do I need?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by jolt3500, Jan 12, 2010.

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Which Hostgator VPS Level do I need for my current setup?

  1. Level 3 - Keep What I have

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  2. Level 4 1.98ghz \ 1344 Ram \ 59GB \ 1050 Bandwidth

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  3. Level 5 2.68ghz \ 1824 Ram \ 80GB \ 1425 Bandwidth

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  4. Higher than Hostgator's VPS Level 5

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  1. jolt3500

    jolt3500 Junior Member

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    Currently I have 50 Autoblogs up and running. Some sites use up a lot of memory and some just use a small amount.
    In the next few months I hope to have up around 100 - 300 Autoblogs. But this will come later and I am curious to what i should be running at now.
    If anyone wants to and in an extra thought I am curious to what I should be running once i get to the 150 - 300 blog mark.
    As far as Blog Traffic goes I'm predicting 10-250 visits per day per blog. But currently once again i only get about 100 - 400 a day with all 50 sites up (10, 1 year old autoblogs and 40 2 month old autoblogs)

    My current Setup:
    Host Gator VPS Level 3 (8ips, cpanel)
    1.13ghz \ 768mb Ram \ 30GB Drive \ 500GB bandwidth

    Right now I am fine on extra hard disk space and bandwidth, but I want my sites zippy! I don't need anything too crazy because I am on a budget until these damn (New and old) autoblogs start pulling in more than well..not much. I have my autoblogs setup so when they go grab a bunch of articles from rss feeds they are not all at once, but different through out different times of the day. I figure this would not bog down my setup. But this still can happen once and a while (On my larger\older sites), which could be costing me money if a page doesn't load and a visitor closes the page instead of viewing my site.

    BHW please help me decide if I need more juice or not for my VPS.
    HostGator Levels: http://www.hostgator.com/vps-hosting/
     
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  2. jolt3500

    jolt3500 Junior Member

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    Dead thread I guess..
     
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    pr0xy Regular Member

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    Definitely more than 768 MB of ram I would go with L5 just cause of all those resources being used ( MYSQL queries blah blah )
     
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    Did you already install/activate caching plugins? Works wonders in terms of cpu usage/db load...

    The VPS I know do not really control the cpu-usage of the users, but I have no experience with godaddy. I'd check for a cheap managed server if I were you, btw. Costs eventually the same and you are alone.
     
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    Coooookies is right (sorry if its not enough o's) What I recommend is you turn on Caching from apache, THEN you can optimize cPanel more and stuff to get the most of your needs.
     
  6. jolt3500

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    50-250ish Per blog \ Per Day
     
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    jolt3500 Junior Member

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    antonio - Are you running autoblogs? How well are you doing with them?
     
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    jolt3500 Junior Member

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    Just upgraded to Level 5, can't wait for it to kick in. Thanks all!