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Old 27th December 2003, 03:22 AM   #101
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I have just moved to fluidhosting and am beginning to set up the new Single Driver Website and Full Range Forum. Apparently they have good service. Specs. are below, but I don't know if there is enough RAM for you. This plan is the virtual private server, not dedicated hosting.

VPS Plan Pricing

Power Plan:

Disk Space 4500 MB
Monthly Traffic 50 GB
CPU 300 MHz
Memory 256 MB
IP Addresses 2
Monthly Price $119.95
Setup $50

redhat Linux
Apache 1.3.26
PHP 4.1.1
mod_perl 1.24
MySQL 3.23.36
PostgreSQL 7.0.3
OpenSSH 3.1p1
ProFTP 1.2.2
Front Page Extension 5.0.2
gcc 2.96
Webmin 0.980
Usermin 0.920
Open WebMail 1.65
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(no affiliation with fluidhosting, other than recently subscribing to their service...)

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James,

Thanks for the offer, the price is probably a bit high for us and the site relies on Mysql 4 so that would be another problem.

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I am relatively new to diyaudio.com, but I may be able to help - I have access to a T-1 line and can probably fix up a Linux box with ssh access to the administrators. Can one of the administrator'e email me for the next steps?
I'll send you an email today.
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Old 27th December 2003, 01:10 PM   #102
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Default fluidhosting prices

Yes the price is a bit high, especially compared to rackshack pricing for dedicated servers. FYI I have less traffic on my site and am only paying $43/month (prepaid six months) for 1.5 GB disk space and 15GB traffic. Smaller CPU and memory too.

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Old 27th December 2003, 04:57 PM   #103
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here is my theory... a few boxes spread around the world... not neccesairly rack/managed hosting... more like *stable* home users, but one rack somewhere in england?, seams central, that manages the database, all of the vbulletins on the others servers access the central database (wouldnt cause any trouble), so you could have mirrors of the site... i myself have a 10mbit/10mbit cable connection that could hold a mirror probably... but not just the site , itd get raped

well anyway, just an idea
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Old 27th December 2003, 05:04 PM   #104
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... and the site relies on Mysql 4 so that would be another problem.
You mean vbulletin? Vbulletin breaks on my box with MySQL 4, unfortunately had to roll back to 3.2x... i'm seasoned in freebsd/linux/apache/mysql/php ... if any help is needed (sure you guys have it covered, running a nicely customized board), just in case tho, email me i'm always around and would love to help
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Old 27th December 2003, 09:36 PM   #105
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You mean vbulletin? Vbulletin breaks on my box with MySQL 4, unfortunately had to roll back to 3.2x
No I mean our site ... some of the features we have added are reliant on MySQL 4. When MySQL 1st went stable, there was alot of problems with it, most of them now have work arounds.
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Old 27th December 2003, 10:27 PM   #106
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oh gotcha, its been a while since i've tried 4x, maybe its better now...

/me was confused

tahnks for clearing it up , but like i said, i think it'd be effective to have different web servers w/ a central mysql 4 server

its alot of management though...

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Old 28th December 2003, 04:35 AM   #107
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Guys,

Please keep this on topic. This thread is for the express purpose of finding a new server for diyaudio.com ... everything else is off topic and will be treated as such.
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Old 28th December 2003, 05:03 AM   #108
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Have you considered hosting on Ausgamers? you would have to supply/buy a box from them

But judging by your bandwidth, and average users online at a time a pentium 3-S 1.4ghz should suffice. We could all supply hardware?
and as usual.. for hosting the computer has to be in a rack mount case and power supplies/everything has to be non modified hardware due to chance of fire
 
Old 28th December 2003, 05:21 AM   #109
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I will be making changes to the attachments system soon so that larger graphics will only display a small version and you can click on it to view the original fullsize image.



Bandwidth usage on each server would be less as would storage space required and cpu load, but, RAM required on the main forum server really wouldn't change much (and this is 1 of the 2 main reasons why all the cheap hosts have refused us unless we go dedicated)... It's really a case of 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other. There are potential gains and potential losses. I'll be working on this once we get our new hosting sorted out ... for now, it'll have to stay as it is as there is just not time for me to change things now.
Actually. it would be wise to disabled attachments altogether. Also,
Delete all the images as attachments in the database as it chews up excessive data.

For example. This thread, page(reply) is a total of 49kb(html, minus pictures) adding a 190kb picture brings this up to 239kb if 100 people were to view this page it would be 23900kb of outbound data. Thats 23mb, for one thread, 100 users.
Take away that picture and you bring it down to 4.9mb thats an 18mb difference, caused by one image.

on the reply button theres a 'img' tag so you can remotely link images. There are pages dedicated to hosting images for forums. For example: www.ugbox.net or www.theforumisdown.com

You can chop down the data massively by doing this.
 
Old 28th December 2003, 05:52 AM   #110
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Tensop,

As stated earlier, the site uses GZip for all transfers so it's going to be way smaller than you calculate, also, this site relies on attachments, without them, this site would basically cease to exist. By making a true small version of any big graphics, you save a fair chunk on out going traffic 90% of the time and occassionally when someone wants to see a particular image in full size, they just click it and it loads the big version. We also limit attachments so your 190kb picture could not exist.
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