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    I have a site here: www.access-programmers.co.uk

    Normally have 400-500 concurrent users and getting on for a 200gb bandwidth per month.

    What kind of package do you think I need? VPS perhaps? What do you think of its current speed?

    It seems that at certain times of the day, it gets dog slow but I am thinking that might be due to other sites on the server. There doesn't seem to be a correlation between the speed and how many concurrent users.

    Thanks,

    Jon

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    500 concurrent users and you're on a shared host? That would be incredibly fast by most standards, and you should consider yourself lucky if you're paying under 30$ per month.
    Oppressed.

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    • #3
      Well, there is the dilemma. When the site slows right down, users don't like it. Some have said they rarely visit the site nowadays due to the speed. Others say its ok. I am wondering if an extra $100 per month is likely to make things better. For example, urljet.com does a VPS3 deal for $140 per month. Wondering if the extra $105 per month is money well spent or down the plughole!

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      • #4
        That's a bit smaller than us, and we use www.globalgold.co.uk

        (BTW our site is www.talkphotography.co.uk). We have between 400-700 online and it doesnt suffer. We've had just shy of 1000 online at one point together and it didnt affect the performance either.

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        • #5
          mbooth, which hosting package do you use with them?

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          • #6
            We have similar numbers to those cited by topic author and use a dedicated solution from www.globalgold.co.uk. Service and support both exceptional (been a customer since 2000). They also offer shared hosting solutions if your budget doesn't extend to a dedicated server. Best bet would be to contact Tim who specialises in this area.

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            • #7
              My site is currently hosted in the US since about 60% of my users are over there. I understand GlobalGold.co.uk has their servers in the UK. Does this location matter? Or is it better to have your servers where most of your customers are? Also, does it make a difference to your Google rankings? e..g does Google alter rankings according to server location.

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              • #8
                You can actually specify what country your content is specific too with Google. Have a look at this link. Therefore it won't matter where you host the site.

                http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/015189.html
                Tim
                Nimbus Hosting
                www.nimbushosting.co.uk (vB Hosting Experts)

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                • #9
                  Check www.globalgold.co.uk I can't priase them enough, we moved over to them a few weeks ago and we haven't had any problems.

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                  • #10
                    Knownhost is proven to give speed! I say check out their hybrid plans man. http://www.knownhost.com

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                    • #11
                      How much cash does your forum generate/how much are you willing to spend on it per month?

                      That should be your major guide when picking hosting price range
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                      • #12
                        I want to spend enough to make sure the board runs more smoothly than when it gets chocked off around 11am each day. But I don't know what that will cost.

                        I've been looking at ServInt and URLJet as my main two choices. I am not sure well I can compare one VPS package with the other, since URLJet optimizes for vbulletin but I am assuming ServInt does not. Also, URLJet uses lightspeed. On the other hand, I have heard URLJet is expensive for the spec. Oh what to do! Then again URLJet does upgrades to vbulletin for free I believe. So difficult to choose!

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                        • #13
                          There's a big difference with URLjet and other standard hosts, believe me the features offered by urljet are just unsurpassed. I have used many well known hosts over the years, okay urljet may charge more, but once you migrate to any urljet server you'll see the difference straight away. While standard hosts, provide you with the Apache webserver, urljet provide LiteSpeed as standard - for a start that is 8 times faster than Apache. You also get PHP accelerators, I cannot remember the one they supply off the top of my head - but I have my vbulletin configured to use APC Cache and MemCache, since both can be used at the same time with vBulletin. Support is just done within minutes, 24/7, backups are done hourly - so you have 23 backups per day before it loops around again.

                          My main sites are UK based, but I use Urljet in the US - only because of the page rendering speeds do not really make any difference as to where you are. I am on a VPS package with URLjet, and never had such a great service - to me I have yet to find a host that not only specializes in vBulletin, but will go out of their way to advise you if any problems exist. Very friendly staff and they host some very big forums worldwide.

                          Quote from LiteSpeed Technologies
                          "LiteSpeed Web Server is the leading high-performance, high-scalability web server. It is completely Apache interchangeable so LiteSpeed Web Server can quickly replace a major bottleneck in your existing web delivery platform. With its comprehensive range of features and easy-to-use web administration console, LiteSpeed Web Server can help you conquer the challenges of deploying an effective web serving architecture."
                          Last edited by syrus.xl; Thu 4 Feb '10, 6:36am.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jon12345 View Post
                            I have a site here: www.access-programmers.co.uk

                            Normally have 400-500 concurrent users and getting on for a 200gb bandwidth per month.

                            What kind of package do you think I need? VPS perhaps? What do you think of its current speed?

                            It seems that at certain times of the day, it gets dog slow but I am thinking that might be due to other sites on the server. There doesn't seem to be a correlation between the speed and how many concurrent users.

                            Thanks,

                            Jon

                            Read this:
                            Originally posted by wrx1 View Post
                            I was on bluehost but we were pretty much up against thier cpu limit on 3.8.4. So I moved over to Linode and picked up 2 360 vps slices and haven't looked back since. 4.0 is a process HOG. I was running 3-4% cpu (front side) on 3.8.4 and now with 4.0.1 we are up in that 10-11% range on the front side and 3-5% on the database side. We have about 2500 members, 650-700 regular members and about 50-75 online at pretty much any time of the day. And we were paying about $25 a month on bluehost and we are currently at $40 a month for the 2 vps servers.

                            Russ
                            www.linode.com

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