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URGENT HELP - VPS or DEDICATED SERVER?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by henrygothie, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. henrygothie

    henrygothie Newbie

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    Hi guys, I really need your help on this! The situation is very simple, but no one is giving me a straight answer so I`m hoping you`ll help me...

    I have a few websites, like 10-15. Some simple html websites with a few pages only and a few blogs in wp. Nothing too fancy that a shared hosting won`t do.

    But my primary website is a wordpress custom template with a simple register login feature and inside, the users have other 2 pages with blog posts and a chat page. And that`s where the catch is.

    My shared hosting suspended me because the chat app was making too many delayed server requests. I guess they got alerted when i used maxvisits to drive traffic and it turned out to be bots flooding the website. However they told me that a plugin is causing those lags in server responses. The plugin is related to the chat so I`m guessing the chat app can`t handle my shared hosting.

    SO MY QUESTION TO YOU ALL IS:

    If I`ll have 200 or 500 or 1000 or 2000 users on chat who will chat on a daily basis + let`s say 20k daily unique visitors for my websites and blogs on my hosting account, WHAT DO I NEED? a vps or a dedicated server?

    if I need a VPS, what recruitments do you think will suffice? (so I don`t get fooled by them and buy a more expensive configuration)
    if I need a DEDICATED SERVER, what recruitments do you think will suffice? (so I don`t get fooled by them and buy a more expensive configuration)

    Someone told me that a 2GB ram VPS can do the job, someone else told me I need at least 4GB ram and dedicated server.

    Please help me find out what I really need for my website and if you can help me by telling me the right configuration that will suffice my needs you can also tell me the name of the provider you think it`s good and reliable. I need honest reviews and help, not commercial ones...

    Thanks a lot in advance and good luck to you all in your endeavours!
     
  2. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    is hard to tell this but you could get a XEN VPS.
    But if you also want cPanel and support like on the shared hosting it will be very expensive
     
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  3. fenafillah

    fenafillah Junior Member

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    if you dont have axperience with dedicated i think you need a high quality reseller hosting .
     
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  4. henrygothie

    henrygothie Newbie

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    Someone suggested me that option and even gave me a provider, but my worries are that it will not suffice my needs for the chat app. that`s my only worry, cause all the other websites are more than fine with even a shared one. of course, now, when they don`t have a lot of visitors... but in terms of performance, all i need is for the chat to work flawless.
     
  5. henrygothie

    henrygothie Newbie

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    Specs: dedicated RAM 1gb, cpu cores 8x2.0 ghz, raid 10 (do you think it would be enough?)
     
  6. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    yes, that will very good. But if you have that on a VPS, those 8 cores are shared with the other vps from the same node (probably 50-100 vps).
    What's your budget?
     
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  7. henrygothie

    henrygothie Newbie

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    Well I keep finding solutions like the one above or even bigger, like 2 gb ram, 2 cores, at 30, 40, 50$ per month. a honest chat operator told me a managed vps with cpanel for a noob like me, would be enough for my needs. the system looks like this: 2gb ram, 75 gb storage, data transfer 1tb, 2 dedicated ips, 8 vcpus etc. so something like this with 2 gb ram would be enough?
     
  8. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

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    Get a medium managed vps and you'll be fine. About 2Gb of Ram should be enough.
    D.
     
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  9. Hostwinds

    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    With most VPS/Cloud Providers (Us Included) you can instantly upgrade your VPS

    so why not start small with say a level 2 or 3, and then upgrade if you need to?

    That will minimize your risk, and ensure you get exactly what you need

    Upgrades with any of our VPS or cloud platforms are instant and you will have 0 downtime