creating a setup that will host a site which is expected to receive 50-60K visitors in the first few hours after its launch. The site is membership based and the backend (member system) runs on PHP5-MySQL5.
Here is what I have thought of until now.
Site's sales page (which also happens to be the first page that visitors hit) hosted with Amazon S3 service. All public media files are off loaded to amazon S3 service to keep the number of requests on the hosted setup to minimum.
At the front we can have a high performance firewall like Cisco ASA 5520 followed by two dedicated load balancers in Active/Active state.
Behind the load balancers we have 3 front end servers acting as web-servers. These have SAS disks, 4GB RAM, RAID 1 setup, Dual Xeon Quad core processors each.
Behind the front end servers - we have a dedicated load balancer for the database cluster.
The database cluster consists of 3 Storage/API nodes and one of the front end servers acts as the management node. Each storage node has 8GB RAM, Dual Xeon Quad core processors, 4x RAID 10, SAS setup.
The private network is on a GigaLan.
Do you see any possible/obvious flaw in this design or anything that should be added/subtracted from the setup?
We expect a site on one of our boxes to receive a significantly high level of traffic tomorrow as it is an event that will be covered and has already been covered by the press. The site operator expects > 100,000 hits a second.
It's a PHP page that pulls records from a database and lets people submit a form to insert a record. We have already put a caching script in place so that refreshing the page does not result in doing another database query.
The site was overloading a shared server, and we've moved it to one of our VPS boxes - it's the only VPS on the system at the moment. The box is a Quad Xeon 5410 with 4GB RAM with a 4 10K RPM drives in a RAID5 setup.
I'm working on launching this online store for a poster designer, and we're becoming more and more aware that we need a really robust and fast server. This site is looking at extremely high levels of activity whenever this designer posts a new poster. We're talking 1700 people surfing the store (downloading med-high resolution poster images) and 300 posters sold in 16 seconds kind of thing.
So, we need a really robust hosting, to work with PHP5 and MYSQL.
My previous go-to hosting provider was Lunarpages, but their customer service has gone down the crapper, and I've just about had it with them. My main questions are: Should I be looking into getting a dedicated server, or are there hosting companies that can handle this kind of traffic on a shared server? I don't have experience administrating a server, so if we got a dedicated one we would have to pay the host to do at least some of the setup/administration, I would assume? Dedicated server or not, what's a hosting company that has really good customer service, where we can be assured of getting somebody knowledgeable without having to wait on hold for 20 (or even 10) minutes?
I'm using MRTG to display graphs of traffic to my server, and today noticed a period of several hours where there was a lot of *incoming* data over the network, which is unusual. There's a good chance it's some harmless script or service that I've forgotten about, but really I need more information on what services/ports are creating what traffic, which brings me to my question.
I'm wondering whether there's an easy way to check what services (or ports) are creating traffic, and what volumes of traffic. It would be nice if it was possible to graph or breakdown the traffic by service somehow, and determine which are the biggest users of bandwidth and when. This is a dedicated CentOS server that I can install basically anything on, but that doesn't use a control panel, so I'd like to see what great ideas you folks can come up with, or whether there's any nice software you can suggest. I'm only using the server for hobbyist stuff at the moment, so free software, or ideas using built in commands are preferable.
if anyone had any recommendations for what kind of specs I would need for my website which currently recieves approx 150,000 u/v a day. I don't use any databases and all files are basically simple html files. I use approximately 15,000 GB a month (it is a flash games website).
I currently use GoDaddy's dedicated server but I fear it may not be enough; here are my current specs:
We've found out a abnormal usage of one of our servers, our RTG graphs shows:
Last 24h IfInOctets: 30.5GB MAX: 6.9MBits/s AVG: 3.4Mbits/s Cur: 4.7Mbits/s
And a strage traffic: IfOutOctets: 42.5GB MAX: 76.6MBits/s AVG: 4.7Mbits/s Cur: 600Kbits/s
We are running two websites on this server, and we looked at raw log apache, we've compilers disabled, we block most of outgoing / incoming packets on firewall, we ran chkrootkit, rkhunter and nothing was found. We checked for cronjobs, suspect files, netstat, but we can't see anything strange. We use the latest server software (apache 2.2.x), PHP 5.2.x, MySQL 4.1.x, we have most of the server optimized.
We are running iptraf now, and it seems normal: „ Incoming rates: 85.8 kbytes/sec „ Outgoing rates: 636.4 kbytes/sec Anyone have an idea? And some way to properly monitor incoming traffic? I'm looking to find how/where is the source of this traffic.
Is there any shared host which can easily drive a wordpress blog with 100,000-150,000 unique visitors every month?
The blog in question has wp-supercache and is quite a bit tweaked and consumes roughly 30-50GB of bandwidth every month (with mod deflate enabled on server). My priorities are good uptime, fast servers and network (especially to India) and good customer support.
I have a blog that gets about 50,000 unique users a month and I'm looking for a host that would fit the bill. I'm using wordpress so that's obviously a requirement, but also I would like RoR support. Other than that I'm pretty open. My fear is just that I'll get relegated to a slow server or have my account suspended. My budget is really whatever I need to pay. I'd like to find something at $15 a month or under but I'm willing to pay up to $50 or more if need be.
I'm planning on growing the traffic more in the future so I'm not sure if I should just go for dedicated hosting now or wait. I've checked out hostgator and they seem to have good reviews and fit the bill well, I'm just not sure if they are suited for high traffic sites or not.
I am writing a financial statement for my business plan and like to know what numbers should I expect from the the host. If the potential traffic will reach 405,000 visitors a month what my requirements for the hosting company should be?
I have a client with a site (wordpress blog) that gets 10,000 + hits a day. I need to find him a dedicated managed server so that his site runs smoothly and also has no outages. I just received a quote from another host for his Managed Dedicated Servers.
CPU1: Intel Xeon 5310 Clovertown (Quad Core) CPU2: Intel Xeon 5310 Clovertown (Quad Core) Total CPU Cores: Eight (8) System RAM: 6144MB (6GB) DDR2 ECC Registered System RAM Primary Hard Disk: 73GB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 15,000 RPM High-Performance Hard Disk Second Hard Disk: 250GB SATA-II 7,200 RPM Hard Disk (nightly backup disk) Data Transfer: 2000GB Premium Monthly Bandwidth (100Mbps uplinked port) Operating System: CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 64-Bit (x86_64) Control Panel License: cPanel / WHM + Fantastico Auto Installer$695 a month
He posts about 5-10 blogs a day too, so it's definitely a growing community website. He also has a forum with 6500 posts and 389 members.
Is this a reasonable price for a dedicated server? Would you recommend a different configuration of hardware that might make it cheaper? I would also like some examples of other sites on similar configurations if you have any, so that I can show my client what they use.
The server gets around 25k unique visitors per day, but one website in particular allows hotlinking and uses a lot of bandwidth. Last time I checked...according to whm apache status page, I was getting 180 requests per second. Not sure what time it was though. So it might be higher at a different time of the day.
Recently got mod_evasive installed, but I didn't want it to block out legitimate users. Currently it's set to this...
My video sharing site has high traffic, alexa rate:3,000
My site has 2 servers to split the load. 2 servers share a mysql server. Using rrdns to load the balance.
Server A running mysql 5.0,lighttpd Server B running lighttpd. Server B connect to A's mysql database.
During peak time. B can not connect to A's mysql server. It says server not responding. But A still running fine. When I check mysql log file. /usr/libexec/mysqld: Forcing close of thread .....
And when run top, the load average is 20.
The spec of Server A Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.06GHz dual core. 2G Ram.
Here is the my.cnf
[mysqld] datadir=/var/lib/mysql socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock # Default to using old password format for compatibility with mysql 3.x # clients (those using the mysqlclient10 compatibility package). old_passwords=1 max_connections = 1000 wait_timeout=60 connect_timeout=10 interactive_timeout=120 join_buffer_size=1M query_cache_size=128M query_cache_limit=2M max_allowed_packet=16M table_cache=1024 sort_buffer_size=2M read_buffer_size=2M
My question, do I need another maching C to run lighttpd, and just keep mysql on A. Or I can do some mysql optimization on A.
Also, if my site keeps going, can I have 1 mysql server and 5 http servers?
hosting solution for 3 very high traffic blogs, all running on WordPress.
I have been researching dedicated and I came across a couple posts where people recommended Clustered hosting over Dedicated for better handling high traffic DB driven sites in the times of Digg or Slashdot frontpage exposure.
I would like your feedback, and your opinion on what to choose from the following options:
1. Netfirms Enterprise III (Clustered)
2. ResellerZoom Failover (Clustered)
3. LiquidWeb Dedicated Webmaster Series (Dedi w/ 2GB DDR and a 3Ghz Intel Hyperthreaded)
Calling on all hosting and server experts here. (If you're not an expert, still feel free to take an educated stab at this. But please leave out total made up answers or foolish answers like "Have LittleJoeShmoe Hosting services do it all for $9.99/month".)
Scenario: If you knew or were planning on developing a site that you knew would generate millions to tens of millions of page views a day, how would you go about supporting a site of such traffic? The site would not serve up videos, but the average page size would contain up to 75-100kB. It would incorporate databases (user logins, accounts, user submitted content, server side scripting, CMS, etc.)
Don't assume anything. Don't assume you have too little or too much money. Just, what would you plan out to accomodate such a scenario?
What hosting companies would you use? Would you do it in-house and build your own datacenter? Farm out the server management? How much would it cost to implement your plan? What platform would you recommend for a site to handle this much traffic?
I am currently moving from my current dedicated servers because they simply cannot handle the load. I have a site which frequently makes it onto radio, digg and other similar sites.
I need a dedicated server that can take a beating from Digg and offline Media. For most of the month the server load is really low, the site hardly uses up anything. However, when it hits those sites, it suffers.
I am OK with using Shell, just basic tars/logs/sqldumping/httpd.conf editing/rebooting etc.. anything beyond that like installing and configuring software I cant really do.
I guess I am looking at a dedicated option (linux based) with a host that'll setup software/modules modules for me when I ask, but doesn't really need to hold my hand all the time.
How are ThePlanet.com's servers? Do they manage the servers?
if I could get some input on this. Currently I'm running an Opteron 246, 2GB RAM with 2TB bandwidth/mo. I run a single site which is currently 99% HTML, along with an invision forum which is fairly popular. I get about 300-400k pageviews per day.
Right now the server is able to handle this stuff without much of a problem, and the average CPU load is between .5 and 3 (after a TON of tweaking!) - the only exception is when the forum db is being backed up/optimized, which isn't a huge problem since it happens during the off hours.
The problem is that I'm running out of bandwidth quickly, and need to come up with some kind of solution soon. My current provider offers bandwidth at $1/GB, which to me seems crazy compared to other providers, so that's not really an option.
I was thinking about switching to a more affordable provider and upgrading hardware, but I'm not sure what the best approach would be. I'm in the process of moving my HTML content over to a PHP-powered CMS, so I need to make sure whatever I do can handle that... What might be a decent setup for a site like mine which consumes a lot of bandwidth and will probably need more CPU power in the near future for PHP/MySQL stuff?