Hosted on a US dedicated server, I have a website with:
2 Million hits/day
A total of 40,000 files
- 15,000 html files in one folder
- 25,000 images in one folder (this directory structure will stay the same)
..also huge web server logs due to those high number of hits..
Planning to move on to a new server, and I'm wondering which one will be a better choice if you take the future growth of the website into consideration.. A much faster, 15k SA-SCSI harddisk, or a server with low ping times?
Most of my visitors are from European countries and moving to a UK server will reduce ping times at least 50%-60%.
I noticed at the website of UK dedicated server company that their website really looks fast as the ping time between my home and the server in the UK is low. But that was their website and unfortunately I'm not sure if my website will be that fast if I move on to their servers.
On the other hand there is one other dadicated server plan, again in US (as my server now) so the ping times will stay the same, will not be shortened but this company has 15k SA-SCSI's that fit my budget.
Which one would you choose?
I believe my harddisk is spinning like crazy both for trying to deliver the images (30 thumbs at a page) and writing log files at the same time...
..or... a UK server with a lower ping (with 7200RPM SerialATA HDD)
both servers will have 2Gigs of ram, etc.. all other specs will be the same (100Mbit port, etc)