Setting Up Download Server With Lighttpd

Aug 8, 2008

to getting a second server, specifically for downloads for my site. Without going into too much detail, my website requires that I get a separate server for downloads, and another for the webserver.

I've already gone ahead and configured the server I want; however, I'm trying to do something different from what I'm used to. I'd like to use Lighttpd, instead of apache, as well as not having cPanel installed on the server. I'd still have cPanel and Apache on my regular webserver, but I'd rather keep my download server relatively clean.

So, once I get my server, and I install Lighttpd, how do I go about setting up everything so that my two servers can communicate? I'd like the download server to be something like: , so would I have to set up an A Hostname on my webserver?

What are the steps I should take?

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A user from Europe clicks the same link and they go to Netherlands server.

A user from Asia clicks the same link and they go to Hong Kong.

How can I configure Lighttpd to point *.flv to a specific server based on location. I don't want the to change, I would like it to always show but point to different countries depending on where the person is located.

I want this for *.flv only

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i have small - mid size forum

1) 25k members with 100 - 125 members / guest being online at all times. about 400,000 page views per month
2) software pages static html about 200,000 page views per month.
3) a script library which get about 200,000 page views per month
4) i get about 2000 - 2500 software downloads per day. each download between 1mb to 3 mb give or take

i would estimate a total of 1 million page views per month...

a) i am using Apache right now would lighttpd help?
b) if yes, how does one go about switching from Apache to Lighthtpd
c) is it easy to manage and optimize lighttpd?
d) can i just ask for lighttpd to be installed as default by any hosting company out there?
e) does lighttpd support cPanel?

currently i am on a AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+(2 Ghz) with 2 GB RAM.

my server loads are sky high - anywhere between 10, 15 and 20.

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I know this classes as a server to server file transfer but I want to download things like software, particularly Linux distros, and archive them directly on my server. I just can't think how to word it any other way. I use my browser and click the download link and it asks me to save it to my local HDD but instead I'd like to save it to my backup server bypassing my local comp totally.

Currently Siteground give me "unlimited" bandwidth and "unlimited" storage space, overselling obviously but now I want to use some of my space. My home upload speed it 20kb on average so this is why I'd rather upload/download/save interesting software etc onto my backup server.

I've looked briefly at WGET and CURL but it looks too complicated. I'd just like to be able to FTP all my 'normal' downloads right onto my server. I'd use an intermediary service for this as well as this backup is for non-private files only, if only I knew how to word the concept.

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It's on a FDC Servers 1gbit connection with a 100mbit guarantee, their largest plan. I've used this plan (though with another server) before to push 241mbit/sec so there should be plenty of bandwidth.

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Non-premium members should be limited to a certain speed across all connections but not necessarily limited to one connection only since Asia and Europe traffic have a hard time getting really good speeds without using several connections.

But I'd still like to be able to limit them at 4 connections or so, premium members should just be limited at some other value, that part shouldn't be the problem.

Currently I can limit the speed through the php script that checks if a user is premium but that limit only works per connection and not across all connections.

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b) An example file would be say, 20 MB.

I'm most looking to see how speeds would be (in Kbps) if say, 20 people are downloading a 20 MB file at the same time (again, with their connections being extremely fast; fast enough for the sake of this example to not be a factor - so the max speed would only depend on my VPSlink server's connection).

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