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VPS or Dedicated for ~100 users online?

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  • VPS or Dedicated for ~100 users online?

    Hi all,

    I'm currently doing 30-50 users online at once (900 cookie) and my host tell me I need to upgrade due to resource usage (they actually flag a site as "excessive resource usage" when monthly hits are over 1million e.g. each smilie is a hit ).

    Anyway, I'd like to be able to handle 100+ users in the near future.

    Any suggestions as to what kind of server I need? Is a VPS at 512mb RAM enough?

    Thanks for the advice

  • #2
    For anything over 100 users online, I'd suggest a dedicated server and I would not get anything with less than 1GB RAM. (Even though you may not need it, it is best to be on the safe side)

    This would be a suitable server:

    Just remember to avoid Celerons.


    • #3
      I had 100-300 members online with a VPS and that server has still a little load, now it's running on a dedicated server and my server is in a deep sleep, loads are 0.01 - 0.1, only when the backup runs it is higher. Celeron 2600 with 512MB memory.


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