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    I'm trying to find a good VPS that's $50-70 a month, and I heard VPSLand is pretty good. How much RAM do I need for vBulletin to run? Should I get Windows or Linux?

    What about the EZ-Gold plan?

    http://vpsland.com/ezseries.html

    About 50k active members...
    Last edited by Vindictive; Sun 21 Sep '08, 7:35pm.


  • #2
    50K active members,

    how many online users do you have on average?
    what is your cookie timeout setting set to?

    How many traffic does your site generate on average (round up to above)

    How many posts do the stats show?

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    • #3
      100-300 online at once.

      cookie timeout set to the default setting (whatever it is)

      600,000 posts

      I'm hardly ever in the admin cp. No mods installed.

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      • #4
        512MB will work with 300+ users online, I recommend for a VPS to have 1GB.

        Half a million posts or more, then I recommend 1GB ram indeed.

        Any reasonable VPS account offering a LAMP system with Apache2, PHP5, MySQL5, and optionally mysqli and APC for vBulletin 3.7.3 pl1 with max connections for MySQL set to at least double the default value (so 200 or 250) will do just fine, especially if the hook system can be turned off.

        It's a shame the silver plan which seems to be just fine, is only 512MB ram, the Gold plan would then be my alternative.

        $50 for a VPS is a bit steap in my eyes for those specs, perhaps browse around a bit more and check webhostingtalk.com for reviews and comparison against others.

        there are others like theplanet, softlayer, layertech, bitfolk, staminus that offer dedicated hosting for $99/month for those stats, so a vps should be below $50 then in my book.

        http://www.leaseweb.com/en/

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        • #5
          What exactly is the difference between a VPS and a dedicated server?

          What about the Advanced or Power plan here: http://epicvps.com/vps-plans/

          I don't really need FULL control over my server, just the basic stuff. Like MySQL, etc...
          Last edited by Vindictive; Sun 14 Sep '08, 12:38pm.

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          • #6
            A shared solution is 1 server with many accounts, no administrator (root) access but a user level access to it. Say 254 users using 1 server, sharing resources.

            A VPS solution is 1 server with multiple accounts, but with virtualization, everybody can be an admin (root user). You can have ssh and other privileged access to the server as if it was your own. Say 5 to max. 50 users are using 1 server (though I am sure many hosting providers oversell these)

            A dedicated solution is 1 server with 1 account: yours. No sharing.

            As you can see, if you have 1 server with hundreds of users all in a controlled environment, you can sell it cheap, and lots of it. Which is why you get less resources, and pay little. And why a VPS is a bit more expansive, and performs better because you share less, have more resources, and are your own admin. And a dedicated server, they can basically only sell 1 for 1 customer, so you pay quite a bit more but you're in full control. And no sharing at all.

            You have cheap shared to expansive shared hosting. Great for personal web sites.
            You have cheap VPS to expansive VPS. Great for dynamic personal web sites as well as small business.
            You have reasonbly affordable Dedicated to very expansive dedicated. Great for small to large businesses.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vindictive View Post

              What about the Advanced or Power plan here: http://epicvps.com/vps-plans/
              The specs of Power plan ans advanced plan are good enough for your requirements.
              Website Hosting | VPS Hosting | Dedicated Hosting
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              • #8
                I decided to go with KnownHost.

                http://knownhost.com/services/vps-tx.html

                VPS Triple X

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Vindictive View Post
                  I decided to go with KnownHost.

                  http://knownhost.com/services/vps-tx.html

                  VPS Triple X
                  Did you signup with them? I just moved there from a host who sold and went to craps. I am loving it. Sleeping like a baby again.

                  The Doc

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                  • #10
                    Not yet, I'm looking at Semi-Dedicated servers right now. How well would this work Floris?

                    http://www.jaguarpc.com/semi-dedicated/

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                    • #11
                      If you are going to maybe sustain 300 users online then go with a dedicated server on it, 2 gig of ram 4 better.

                      Joey
                      Real Web Host

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                      • #12
                        I was with Jaguarpc for a Reseller plan and it was okay but about 6 months later it was obviously on an oversold server (as is many reseller hosts). Semi-dedicated compared to a VPS, VPS wins all day everyday. VPS servers are on highend servers unlike Semi-dedicated. I'd advise to go VPS since you can utilize the servers resources. Semi-dedicated isn't popular for a reason - it's not that great when comparing to VPS.

                        The Doc

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                        • #13
                          If you go with a vps make sure you get enough ram if not you will be sorry.

                          Joey
                          Real Web Host

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                          • #14
                            Yeah I might just go with a dedicated server for $170 a month on HostGator...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by express View Post
                              If you are going to maybe sustain 300 users online then go with a dedicated server on it, 2 gig of ram 4 better.

                              Joey
                              Up to 500 users is fine with any VPS solution. Over 500 I recommend going to dedicated if you notice the VPS won't handle it anymore.

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