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Server Specs - What will I need?

Server Specs - What will I need?

1:37 am on Mar 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm currently hosting on a dedicated server running Plesk and paying around $1500 a month for it.

We run relatively new Myspace resource site which provides free image hosting, flash mp3 players, layouts, etc.

The site is growing at a rate of knots - at the start of the month, we had around 7000 unique visitors a day, about 88,000 page views a day (4.73GB)

15 days later we have about 15,000 visitors a day, about 430,000 page views a day (7 GB) and things don't look like slowing down.

In the near future, we are going to offering image hosting space (15-20MB per user) and I imagine we'll have about 100,000 visitors a day. We will be serving images through flash slide players, graphics and a variety of other flash files via our server.

I was wondering if someone might be able to help me do some forward projections to help me work out exactly what I will need in terms of hosting.

It's important that the site is always up, and that images (and files) that are being "leeched" from our site load quickly. I also need to think about storage space and scalability for flash applications like our slide show creator. Can anyone help?

12:24 pm on Mar 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Your current system is going to get outgrown very quick. You will need a dynamic load sharing system.