I'm picking up a client who is a video production company and hosts a lot of their work for their clients on the web. They have two sites right now for two different branches of what they do, but they are beginning to scale up a bit and want to switch from a local ISP hosting package to something more commercial. I like the idea of a VPS, but their current budget is rather low. Because of that, I am a bit attracted to hosting packages from site5 and dreamhost (both of which I've heard good and bad things about).
Ideally, I would be looking for a VPS along the lines of:
50-75GB disk space
Linux OS with Shell Access
cPanel or Plesk Control panel
It'd be nice to keep their budget around $50/mo, but I know that might be asking a lot. They have two websites currently for their production needs. What would be the advantages of a VPS over multiple hosting accounts at Site5 ($7.50/mo) or Dreamhost ($6/mo)?
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 run a site that does a lot of transfers AND uses a lot of CPU resources. I think I would like to get two different hosting plans to deal with these different patterns of usage, but where can I find a good host offering lots of bandwidth that is content to have it actually used? I've been with DreamHost for a while but they don't allow "data archiving" or whatever (and I have arguments against their claims but it's neither here nor there). So, really, where the heck can a guy find a good host offering plenty of space and bandwidth? Keep in mind I need pretty much no CPU power with such a plan; the web server can be stone cold stupid for all I care, as I can just get a VPS to run the CPU-intensive part of my site!
just noticed mysql cpu usage has shot up from its usual 5-10% cpu to 30%+. domains are as normal and no extraordinary php processes.
any way i can tell what users are most heavily running mysql? (as in number queries / slow queries etc?) i know mysqladmin processlist but that only gives me a snapshot, whereas i want to see over 24 hours, who used mysql the most...
How to find what Perl script is causing high CPU usage?
I logged into my CentOS box tonight and notice after viewing the output of the "top" command that there are the following lines of output that have me concerned. What command can I use to find the source of the Perl script that is causing the CPU spike?
It seems it's been running for some time too. PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 30120 apache 25 0 6908 4544 1216 R 99.8 0.2 13416:07 perl 30654 apache 25 0 8028 4508 1212 R 99.4 0.2 13417:22 perl 21273 apache 25 0 7584 4528 1200 R 98.1 0.2 2225:12 perl 20516 apache 25 0 6760 4540 1232 R 96.8 0.2 2221:30 perl
I've a remote download site that uses tons of BW (about 900GB daily), and it uses sql connection quite alot - I've set it to max connection for my current server.
For now, I've the intention of separating main site with download server. where The main site will contains the sql DB. But my concern is, I want to buy a cheap VPS for the main site, but no idea if I need high BW and ram.
I host a podcast that's rapidly gaining popularity. At the moment, we push about 100gb/day of transfer for the episodes, but could easily double that in the next few months. I need a host that does at least 2tb a month with the ability to later upgrade to more. My operating budget is about 110$/month, but could go a little higher if needed.
Most of our activity is composed of sending files, so usage is pretty low. I'd probably only need a few gb to store the actual content (30mb mp3 files). It's also important that Adult material is allowed (the content of the audio podcast is explicit).
I'm aware of FDC and AT&T, but would like any other recommendations you guys could give.
I'm looking to get several dedicated servers, I don't require alot of processing speed or storage. And I'm not really picky about uptime, if the system is down for a few hours in a month its not a problem. What I need is alot of bandwidth. It needs to be quick and unlimited! What provider is going to give me the best deal?
I have a client who has came to me for advice on his web site. I own a dedicated server and manage it using PLESK. I do pretty well managing it but I'm definitely not an expert on hosting by any means. So I need your help.
He is starting a new web site and he is going to do radio advertising on a lot of stations and expects to get a lot of hits. The web site seems to be pretty small with only a few pages of text and minimal pictures, so I don't think it will use that much just by the site being so small.
But anyway, I want him and me to feel comfortable that the site is not going to go down no matter how many hits he gets. How do I guesstimate this?
What are some good hosting companies that offer high bandwidth and protect you from overage charges -- or at least charge little for overages. I'm looking to spend less than $80/month. Also, do you have any idea: How many users will 10GB bandwidth cover if it's only a 5 page site with one picture on each page and 5 paragraphs of text just to get an idea.
I know someone is using the wget -r command on my server to recursively grab all files in a directory, I know their IP but I do not want to ban it completely, instead I was wondering is there a way to kill a connection if the bandwidth used by that connection gets too high?
today i got a message from a client asking about hosting his video himself, catch is, he has a shitload of viewers, im looking at servers in the range of quad core (maybe dual quad), 8gig, 4 hdd raid10, gige uplink, however the kicker, depending on how out of whack my estimates are, 100 to 400mbit SUSTAINED upstream (spiking all the way to max'n that 'little' gige pipe)
Has anyone got suggestions on who i should even consider for this? I'm a bit dumbfounded myself as i'v never even thought about a server on this much sustained bandwidth before today.
I have a dedicated server currently hosted over by Aplus.NET
I have a 3000 GB Monthly Transfer limit and we have been going over this limit for the past few months. This has resulted in a large sum of overage fees.
I am looking to go to another hosting company that is just as good as Aplus.NET, if not better... with a better traffic rate. A friend told me about Choopa.com and I wanted to know how good of a company they were. What are some other top reliable hosting companies with premium servers and that specialize in unmetered bandwidth?
I'm looking at a project that would need to be located in Panama for server co-location.
It will be very bandwidth intensive, requiring 100 megabits to start and moving up from there. Going with a slightly more "value" oriented provider provided there's a backup (even lower bandwidth) available would be an option, as this application would tolerate limited periods of reduced bandwidth.
Can anybody point me in the direction of some data centers that might be worth looking at? Are there any bandwidth providers down there with a real value focus?
Right now, the best I've seen is $99/megabit from [url] I'm expecting bandwidth to cost more down in Panama, but I'd really like to push this number lower.
Like if you try to make your own server, it would cost a few thousand right? Or bought one from IBM or something. If you rent a server, it could cost you like double that I notice or even more in a period of a year.
I was looking at the prices of Xeon 5420 and they are like only 400 or something. Motherboard, ram, hdd's shouldn't amount to too much right?
And companies are charging like 50 bucks a month for a 2 gigs of ram.
Or am I actually looking at this wrong and actually am looking at desktop components? So is bandwidth the cost for these prices? In the long run aren't people being ripped off?
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?
I know you get what you pay for with hosting, but with the ridiculous overselling going on I am finding it hard to work out how much bandwidth I can genuinely expect to get with about 500MB space and 99%+ (preferably more like 99.5%) uptime for $5/month.
I will be using all this bandwidth for hosting legal mp3s (sanctioned for promotional use by labels and artists), and would prefer the host to be based in the US or UK.
For the past few days, one of the server is causing a bandwidth utilization surge for the entire rack on almost daily basis. It happen for a few minutes and it went off then it will be the same thing again the next day. When the surge is happening, most of the servers on the same segment will be inaccessible for the few minutes.
The bandwidth utilization graph for my rack is recording an abnormal surge from (6mbps --> 90mbps) for the few minutes. My MRTG is showing 2 of the Plesk servers giving the problem but the NOC guys said it the Cpanel that causing the problem.
I tried logging in to both servers but could not find what's the cause for this.
I have a site that uses extreme amounts of bandwidth, I checked some of the popular companies like serverbeach and softlayer. Right now I'm leaning more towards serverbeach because they are cheaper, Are they a good company to go with? Let me know if you have any other recommendations.
how can i do a search for all files (probs using regex) of files consisting purely of numbers?
for e.g. find:
53243.php 24353.php 24098.php
(always have 5 numbers).
seems one of my accounts has had some script run which generated a bunch of these in various subfolders, and the php file basically does a callback to www3.rssnews.ws and www3.xmldata.info, which seem to be some sort of spyware servers.