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Offline NicolasB

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Hosting Recommendation
« on: May 16, 2006, 04:10:29 AM »
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Hello

I have a SMF Forum with

55.000 posts
4200 topics
1602 members
600 posts per day
Average 75 members online
Peaks of 150 members online
5000 Unique Visitors per day
and 30.000 pages loaded per day

What will be your hosting recommendation ? I currently have CPU load problems ...
But before I want to know if the problems come from the server or from the bad server configuration and optimization ..

So I ask you ..

Dedicated or VPS ? How many RAM ? for a forum who has traffic like mine

Lot of thanks

Nicolas
« Last Edit: May 16, 2006, 05:30:54 AM by NicolasB »

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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2006, 05:01:41 AM »
I think a dedicated server would be ideal for you. If you don't have the money for a dedicated server then a VPS. But not a shared host because you may be suspended for using too many resources.

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Offline Ben_S

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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2006, 05:37:10 AM »
How much data transfer / disk space does it use, I'd imagine most shared hosts that charge a proper price would be able to support that.
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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2006, 05:48:01 AM »
Hello,

It's a photography forum.
The members can add images at their posts trough the attachement feature of SMF

Disk usage : 2 Go
Bandwith : 100 Go per month



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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2006, 06:16:13 AM »
In that case a dedicated or vps would probably be the best option. I've not really played with any VPS's, although I have come across lots of people having problems with them. What is your budget and are you able to manage a linux server?
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Offline NicolasB

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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2006, 08:41:58 AM »
Thanks Ben_S and MH-Mini

To Ben_S : I have always asked me on which server turns your website  :)

I had my website hosted during 2 years on a shared hosting.
After 2 years they said that I used too many ressources.

So since 5 months, my website is hosted on a Linux VPS 256 Mb Ram with WHM/cpanel ...

I get CPU load issue :

Sometimes, I have 0.5 Cpu Load with 150 members online and sometimes I get 78.0 Cpu Load with only 50 members online. I am totally newbie but I have configured at my best the httpd.conf and the my.cnf files ... I get always some strange Cpu Peaks. I just saw now on WebHostingTalk Forum that some customers of my host are getting the same problems. Strange tough.

Nicolas

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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2006, 09:00:23 AM »
My server is a P4 3GHz, 120 GB SATA hard disk and 2GB ram.

What is your current my.cnf file? Also have you got a link to status.php - obtainable from the sticky at the top of the board.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2006, 09:02:54 AM by Ben_S »
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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2006, 03:25:45 PM »
my.cnf :

[mysqld]
max_connections = 400
key_buffer = 16M
myisam_sort_buffer_size = 32M
join_buffer_size = 1M
read_buffer_size = 1M
sort_buffer_size = 2M
table_cache = 1024
thread_cache_size = 286
interactive_timeout = 25
wait_timeout = 15
connect_timeout = 10
max_allowed_packet = 16M
max_connect_errors = 10
query_cache_limit = 1M
query_cache_size = 16M
query_cache_type = 1
tmp_table_size = 32M
skip-innodb
 
[mysqld_safe]
open_files_limit = 8192
 
[mysqldump]
quick
max_allowed_packet = 16M
 
[myisamchk]
key_buffer = 32M
sort_buffer = 32M
read_buffer = 16M
write_buffer = 16M

I have uploaded status.php on the server but it seems that this file doesn't work ...
I get nothing on that page.

Here's some stats : http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/3876/load6tg.jpg

Nicolas

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« Last Edit: May 16, 2006, 03:33:12 PM by NicolasB »

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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2006, 04:41:30 PM »
Sometimes, I have 0.5 Cpu Load with 150 members online and sometimes I get 78.0 Cpu Load with only 50 members online. I am totally newbie but I have configured at my best the httpd.conf and the my.cnf files ... I get always some strange Cpu Peaks.
That is because a VPS has limited resources. Unlike a shared host, you can only use a certain amount of resources on a VPS, which is why it is slow when there are heaps of users online.

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Offline Ben_S

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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2006, 05:59:07 PM »
Odd, really need to see your status.php values to give advice, although I imagine you are using way way too much ram with that config.
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Re: Hosting Recommendation
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2006, 02:00:17 AM »
Hello,

http://www.beneluxnaturephoto.net/forumf/phpinfo.php
http://www.beneluxnaturephoto.net/forumf/status.php ... but it don't work here  ::)

I use the Default Theme

Mods used

1.  SMF 1.0.7 / 1.1 RC2 Update     
2.    Googlebot & Spiders Mod    

PHP version     4.4.1
MySQL version    4.0.25-standard --> maybe I may upgrade this ?

Turck MMCache installed

Nicolas
« Last Edit: May 17, 2006, 02:55:43 AM by NicolasB »