WEB server upgrade

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  1. autox

    autox OT Supporter

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    I'm thinking about upgrading my liquidweb server, but I'm trying to figure out what would help out the most. I definitely need ram, I have 2 gigs and am hitting that daily. I have a : Intel E4500 DUAL CORE, and my load spikes to 10 a few times per day in the midweek but overall averages to 1 or 2 in general. My HDD is 160GB 7200RPM SATA / 8MB Cache

    These are the two setups Im looking at. Of course I want something that will last me another year atleast before I have to upgrade, but I really don't want to go crazy with cost either. What features should I emphasize? The site load is mainly from wordpress sites, but also a small vbulletin forum and a few other little things.

    This is the one I would like to get because it's really in my price range:
    Processor: Intel Q9400 QUAD CORE
    » Memory: 8GB DDR2 SDRAM
    » Hd1: Dual 500GB SATA / Hardware Raid 1
    » Hd2: No Backup Drive
    » RemoteBackup: No Remote Backup Needed
    » OS: Linux - CentOS 5 (+32 Bit)
    » ControlPanel: CPanel / Web Host Manager (+ServerSecure) (+Fantastico/XController)
    » Monthly Fee: $229 /mon
    Id have dual 500gb drives, so I wouldnt really need a backup drive would I?

    and here is the one if I go crazy
    » Processor: Dual Opteron 2212
    » Memory: 32GB DDR Registered ECC
    » Hd1: Dual 1TB SATA / Hardware Raid 1
    » Hd2: No Backup Drive
    » RemoteBackup: No Remote Backup Needed
    » OS: Linux - CentOS 5 (+64 Bit)
    » ControlPanel: CPanel / Web Host Manager (+ServerSecure) (+Fantastico/XController)
    » Bandwidth: 4800GB Monthly Transfer (2400 in + 2400 out)
    » Monthly Fee: $379 /mon

    thoughts? Thanks :hs:
     
  2. drpepper

    drpepper Active Member

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    that e4500 is a desktop grade CPU. try getting a xeon or something equivalent.
     
  3. autox

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    Its served me well for the past year or so. Its not the only thing holding me back either
     
  4. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    I think your #s aren't exactly right: 32GB DDR Registered ECC [add $750/month]
     
  5. autox

    autox OT Supporter

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    these are the two specials they have on webhostingtalk this month
     
  6. autox

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    32gb would be huge overkill anyway I would think
     
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    what is it that you host? different hosting requires different specs. also, what kind of bw, and what is your load looking like?
     
  8. autox

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    I get 1600 outgoing GB per month now and only use 200.477
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    what kind of hosting do you do?
     
  10. autox

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    this is just for my wordpress sites/vbulletin forum. THe mysql database is what tends to get hit the most
     
  11. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    don't those always specify something along the lines that its only for new orders or something?
     
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    he can probably just submit a new order and transfer his shit :dunno:
     
  13. autox

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    yea they said if you talk to the sales team they'll work with you though.
     
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    i would pick up a dual xeon deal for 300ish or so, run that as the DB server, and use your first box as the webserver
     
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    I have the same Total Used Physical Memory as you, and that is after google de-indexed the fuck out of me, and only see 15% of the traffic...

    So I don't think that is much of an issue.
     
  16. drpepper

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    what kind of traffic are you getting? (numbers wise)
     
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    Im sure the performance would be great, but thats a bit more than I want to spend, and it's sort of complicated for what I know about server shit :(
     
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    it's less than the special you posted :mamoru: you could do this with a lesser machine

    they can help you set up the remote DB box, liquidweb FTW
     
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    your whole setup is the bottleneck.


    Forums require decent hardware to be fast. Get a decent Xeon cpu(s), bump the ram to at least 4GB.. and check into SCSI or solid state drives.

    if you had to go with just one thing at a time, go:

    memory -> 4gb
    scsi drives
    processor
     
  20. biawokauns

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    i'd actually do this, what do you think?

    Dual Xeon E5405 Quad Core (Harpertown)
    4GB RAM
    4800 GB Premium Multi-Homed Bandwidth(2400in + 2400out)
    Price: $299/mon

    that'd even out the playing field, then down the road he can add a DB server for VB
     
  21. autox

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    would having an scsi drive help a lot? I really dont even need a 1tb drive, let alone 500GB. I think I use about 20 gigs on my current HDD
     
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    it would help with read/write access for the db
     
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    yes, it will help with your disk IO. if you're on abudget, start small, you're not gonna be able to solve all your problems at once
     
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    You can get a Dual-Core 3040 Xeon (Conroe) with 4GB RAM and 2x250GB SATA drives and 2500GB bandwidth for $279/mo at Hostgator. The features are nearly identical (CentOS, cPanel, etc.)

    For $374/mo you get a Quad-Core 3210 Xeon (Kentsfield) machine with 2x500GB drives.

    I'm running the Dual-Core 3040 Xeon (Conroe) with 1GB of RAM for $229/mo and it's fine for my vBulletin forums and several other sites. I get around 2,000 unique visitors per day and 125,000 hits on just one site, and this is typical load:

    Server Load 0.25 (2 cpus)
    Memory Used 32.8 %
    Swap Used 1.14 %
     
  25. autox

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    Im sticking with liquidweb. Their support is necessary for me
     

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