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  • Vbulletin on a ServInt VPS Solution - How about Performance ?

    I would like to know from some experienced members/staffers about hosting a little busy vbulletin forums on a VPS Server ?

    Our forums are quite busy with atleast 50+ users anytime of the day and going upto 150-200 users easily everyday. (under 5 minutes cookie timeout)

    This is the offer from a Hosting Provider:
    Guaranteed RAM 256MB
    Burst RAM 1GB
    More here - http://www.servint.net/vps/compare.php

    Hardware Details
    Host System Specifications:
    Intel Dual Xeon 3.06Ghz
    8GB Registered ECC DDR RAM
    73GB 15,000rpm U320 SCSI drives in Hardware RAID 5
    Hot-Spare drives, zero downtime during failure
    Hot-Swap drives and fans, replaceable on the fly
    Redundant Hot-Swap power supplies
    More here - http://www.servint.net/vps/details.php


    Talking about performace, can my vbulletin forums run fine on the above config ?
    I am planning for 50$ plan from servint:

    Regards,
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  • #2
    Yes, but the guaranteed ram should be 512mb, that way you know you have enough buffer in case it gets busy on the forum. From the 8gb they say to have 1gb is used for your account? That could indicate there is enough to spread the stress between other accounts on the server, mysql and resources running.

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    • #3
      Thanks for your comments floris
      I have made an account with them and now i have to instruct them What all needs to be installed for running my vbulletin there.
      Can you please also guide me for this ?

      I will REd hat 9.0 running there as the base os.
      What versions of additional software should be installed ?

      Apache
      MySql
      PHP
      Any other optimizers if needed ? kindly give me the version no.

      Warm Regards,
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      • #4
        vBulletin also requires XML and would be handy to have GD library 2.x
        You can look into Zend Optimizer.

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        • #5
          Hi floris,
          If you can guide me what versions are needed currently for running vb 3.0.3 and which fixes all the known security vulerabilities ? What exact versions do i go for ?

          Apache
          MySql
          PHP
          XML
          Gd Library
          Zend Optimizer

          Regards,
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          • #6
            Listens....
            http://www.entropiaforum.com

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            • #7
              I myself just signed up with ServInt. My boards wont be active for another week, and it'll have at most 20 people on at once, but, so far so good. I really like their fast customer service.
              Gerry

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SaN-DeeP
                Hi floris,
                If you can guide me what versions are needed currently for running vb 3.0.3 and which fixes all the known security vulerabilities ? What exact versions do i go for ?

                Apache
                MySql
                PHP
                XML
                Gd Library
                Zend Optimizer

                Regards,
                bumping back
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                • #9
                  My site is currently hosted with ServInt, although my forums aren't that busy.
                  One thing you might want to know is that the GD Library isn't installed by default there, so you could install it yourself or have the NOC do it. I asked them to do it and they had it done in less than 15 minutes.
                  Hello :)

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for update
                    I am still looking out for latest versions of required software to run vbulletin effectively, so i can request the host to pre-install them..

                    Still waiting for a reply.
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                    • #11
                      Depending on what you are used to apache 1 or 2 (i like 2 for windows but don't have much expirence with it on linux)

                      PHP 4.3.10 and MySQL 4.0.20/22 (havent tried 23 if it is out yet)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zachery
                        Depending on what you are used to apache 1 or 2 (i like 2 for windows but don't have much expirence with it on linux)

                        PHP 4.3.10 and MySQL 4.0.20/22 (havent tried 23 if it is out yet)
                        Thanks for the update Zach
                        Apache - What version do you recommend ? I am on red hat linux OS
                        MySql - Thanks for replying
                        PHP - Thanks again
                        XML - What version ?
                        Gd Library - 2.x as posted above
                        Zend Optimizer - What version ?

                        If anything else needed kindly let me know

                        Regards,
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                        • #13
                          2.5.7 is the only one that will work with php 4.3.10, XML which ever comes bundled with php 4.3.10 is fine.

                          Not sure to be honest, i know that we run 2 here and I run 1 with cpanel, either will do i think its more of a personal prefrence at this point, i may be wrong.


                          [edit]
                          According to a reliable source apache 2 is much faster, so you might want to go that way


                          Abit more to add, you can use this my.cnf for now it should be good for starting

                          http://www.geekydesigns.com/my.txt
                          Last edited by Zachery; Mon 3rd Jan '05, 10:46pm.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Zach for my.cnf tweaks help is apprecicated.

                            So final list goes this way :

                            Apache - 1.3.33 or 2.0.52
                            MySql - 4.0.20/22
                            PHP - 4.3.10
                            XML - which comes bundled with PHP
                            Gd Library - 2.x
                            Zend Optimizer - 2.5.7
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                            • #15
                              San-Deep, please let me know how it goes, i am considering ServInt too, so would like to know how easy it is going from shared server to VPS. Thanks.
                              http://www.entropiaforum.com

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