I have a question that's been bugging me for a few months now (which has gotten worse as traffic increases). I run a site that gets some decent traffic (about 9-10M pageviews per month), and is mostly made up of HTML pages with a lot of images (some pages have about 200k of images, others have maybe 1.5-2MB of them). I have a dedicated server that has 2TB of bandwidth per month, and I'm quickly approaching the 2TB point... what should I do?
Normally, I'd buy more bandwidth... but the host I have charges $400/month for 10mbps unmetered bandwidth -- more than the cost of the server each month! What other options do I have?
I recently signed up for a VPS server with 512 MB of RAM. I will be hosting two sites on this VPS server. One is not online yet and I just have a Coming soon page up. The other is a Wordpress blog that is running. I don't have any users yet. But my VPS server is currently using ~410 or my 512 MB. This is with essentially nothing running yet. Does anyone else run their websites with only 512 MB or do I need to upgrade to at least 1 GB? I also checked out which processes are taking up the most (% wise):
I've written an application that acts as a game server for a simple game I'm creating. From what my friends tell me you can't run an exe on a webhost. They did however tell me that you can run java apps on a host that gives ssh access.
I currently have one dedicated server and four VPSs all using Plesk and all having their own name servers controlled by Plesk. What I'd like to do is consolidate everything so all my sites use one set of name servers.
I'm a PHP developer (and will be developing my own front end), and only have limited knowledge of administrating a server, so first of all if anyone has done this before and made mistakes in the process, please could you share them with me so I can avoid making them?
Secondly, I would like to use a MySQL database for storing the DNS info - I've found a tutorial at [url]which I'd like to use - could someone who knows what they're talking about have a skim through this and reassure me that everything there is correct and up to date (the article was written in early 2006 - just checking nothing in the world of DNS has changed since)?
I've a production server running web,smtp, ftp, cpanel...
Now I need to run different solutions on the same server (like PABX, games), of course I can't put all on the same place (to better control security, resource usage etc..) Is it possible to install xen without affecting my production environment? It would be a good choice doing that?
I want to start up my web server again. I have Windows XP hosting my web server right now. and, it's slow. Should i stick with Windows, run IIS and use httpZip from Port80? I really like microsoft, and don't want to change and adapt to something else. give me advice
Or, should I run Linux I would run Linux on it, but I don't know how. And they have different version of Linux. Example Redhat, Ubuntu etc. Which one should I go for?
Also, what do I do if I have a netgear ethernet card? Is that Linux? Is it compaitable with Redhat?
And last question, what do I use for security? I'm a hacker, yeah.. I know what all people can do to websites. How do I stop them? DoSing, Cross Scripting, XML Attacks, MySql Injection.. Etc.
I am thinking of running a vpn service for a limited number of my clients, so that they can surf the web securely and anonymously through our VPS (routing all traffics through a vps). However I have no idea what features should I looking for, I mean how much BW or ram does it need.
Lets say I have 10~20 clients at all, Is a VPS with 300G monthly BW and 256(or 512)M of ram enough to have it work smoothly?
My hosting company is telling me my VPS is running out of memory. Lets look at the stats of the site and the server.
Server: Centos 384 megs of ramm 1 gig burst ramm 20 gig hard drive cPanel My total traffic for last month was about 7 gigs.
Webite: Vbulletin 3.6.5 with a few mods database is about 16 megs 99 members The most ever online was 20
Yesterday my site started showing a database error page, instead of the website index page. The stats at the bottom of the page showed only 7 people on the site at the time. When I contacted my hosting provider, they told me I was maxing out my memory and burst ram.
So how can a website this small max out the given ram? This is really starting to TICK me off. I have left two hosting companies because of poor performance, why cant things just work right? How is my community supposed to grow if my users keep getting a database error instead of the web page?