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  • Is vb3 a resource hog?

    I only have about 2-10 users on my board at any given time. I received an e-mail from my host (flux svcs), saying my site was hogging all the cpu resources? They want me to disable board features, or pay 160 bucks/month for a dedicated server. So, I went in and removed some of the features, but I dunno if it helped or not. Aside from e-mailing and asking, how can I find out if this is true? My board isn't anything I would consider out of the ordinary, and since it is new, it has very few users. Maybe flux just has crappy/crowded servers, and it is time for me to switch companies...

    Any thoughts or ideas? I am poor, and the host costs come out of my pockets/

    If looking at the board will help, here it is: http://www.texasroadrage.com

  • #2
    Time to change hosts yea, if they cannot handle that then to be honest they aint worth bothering with.

    Depending on where you live there are a lot of good hosts out there with good deals.

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    • #3
      Yea. Something is wrong with your host. It doesn't look like you have that many people to be causing a problem.

      When you consider looking for someone else, consider how much HD space you need and bandwidth. I don't have a very busy board, maybye 80-90 regular users and another 100 guests per day. I am usually at around 7G of transfer. If you eventually will have photos, you may want to take that into consideration because more HD space will be needed. My transfer rate has gone down since I started banning msnbot ip addresses.

      Good luck.
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      • #4
        Yeah get a new host.
        I wish I could get a dedicated server for $160 a month.
        I currently have to pay $2,800 a month for our server!
        Stuart Wright, founder AVForums.com. [strike]13[/strike] 15 million posts and counting.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Spinball
          Yeah get a new host.
          I wish I could get a dedicated server for $160 a month.
          I currently have to pay $2,800 a month for our server!
          You sir, are getting screwed. www.pair.com
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          • #6
            Originally posted by conqsoft
            You sir, are getting screwed. www.pair.com
            We all are in the UK. And there's the problem. We need a UK based host. And besides, we need a server with at least 4 gig of RAM, which isn't an option in Pair's off-the-shelf servers.
            Doubtless a US host would be cheaper, though.
            Stuart Wright, founder AVForums.com. [strike]13[/strike] 15 million posts and counting.
            vBulletin user from 2001. We stopped upgrading vB at 3.8.2 and sadly we're going no further.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Spinball
              We all are in the UK. And there's the problem. We need a UK based host. And besides, we need a server with at least 4 gig of RAM, which isn't an option in Pair's off-the-shelf servers.
              Doubtless a US host would be cheaper, though.
              Ah, I see.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Spinball
                Yeah get a new host.
                I wish I could get a dedicated server for $160 a month.
                I currently have to pay $2,800 a month for our server!
                Co-location of your own server would be much cheaper, especially if you can build a 1U platform, which you can if you don't need many PCI cards, etc. 2G memory is no problem. Lots of 1U colos at $99 per month.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the help but I don't know what 'co-location' or '1U colos' are.
                  We currently have a Xeon 2.4 with 2 Gig of RAM and 36Gig SCSI.
                  The killer is that we need 10 Mbit bandwidth burstable to 15 Mbit.
                  Stuart Wright, founder AVForums.com. [strike]13[/strike] 15 million posts and counting.
                  vBulletin user from 2001. We stopped upgrading vB at 3.8.2 and sadly we're going no further.

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                  • #10
                    Why do you "NEED" a uk host?

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                    • #11
                      3 reasons:
                      1) because 70% of our traffic is from the UK and I don't want to make them wait for the information any more than they already have to
                      2) I need a lot of flexibility in what our host does for us. I.e. tweaking server settings such as installing new php modules and upgrading php and mysql without any additional charges
                      3) I need to be able to get support most when I'm awake and I live by GMT time. We also need it when the server is busiest, and that is between noon and 10pm GMT.

                      If I could be satisfied that these three issues could be overcome, and the host could supply a suitable machine, bandwidth and data transfer overhead and could transfer all 29 websites to the new for me, I'd love to move.
                      Stuart Wright, founder AVForums.com. [strike]13[/strike] 15 million posts and counting.
                      vBulletin user from 2001. We stopped upgrading vB at 3.8.2 and sadly we're going no further.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 1996 328ti
                        Yea. Something is wrong with your host. It doesn't look like you have that many people to be causing a problem.

                        When you consider looking for someone else, consider how much HD space you need and bandwidth. I don't have a very busy board, maybye 80-90 regular users and another 100 guests per day. I am usually at around 7G of transfer. If you eventually will have photos, you may want to take that into consideration because more HD space will be needed. My transfer rate has gone down since I started banning msnbot ip addresses.

                        Good luck.
                        Thanks for the replies; I was afraid of the answer, because I just moved about 3 weeks ago. Blegh.

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                        • #13
                          http://www.squareultima.com/
                          http://www.usshomestarrunner.com/
                          http://board.muse.mu/
                          Do any of thoughs sites load fastly enough for you?

                          Most hosts are going to charge you extra for this, in one way or another, be it though a service plan or somthing else.

                          Noon and 10PM GMT is -5 GMT for the east cost of the states, so 7am-5PM -5GMT which is almost most US business hours.

                          So I don't think you'd have a problem with timeing and support

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the pointers, Zachery.
                            Stuart Wright, founder AVForums.com. [strike]13[/strike] 15 million posts and counting.
                            vBulletin user from 2001. We stopped upgrading vB at 3.8.2 and sadly we're going no further.

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