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We are looking at hiring a dedicated server which should meet the following requirements.
1) should be able to handle PHP3/PHP4 and Mysql efficiently.
2) should be able to handle[nbsp][nbsp]more than 2 million hits a month
We came up with RAQ3i .. which was quite cost efficient. Although we are not too sure about its abilty to handle php3 and Mysql. Can someone point us in the right direction.
3) How many pageviews can be handled if lets i have 50GB bandwidth usage?
4)[nbsp][nbsp]Can RAQ servers handle php3/php4 and mysql?
5) Know any good dedicated server procider. whic can get me a good level of service and low downtime.
6) What kind of server configuration wouldl be optimum to handle php/mysql with 2-5 million hit per month. It should be scalble
thanks a lot fellas.
09-20-2000, 10:21 AM
I've dealt with a RaQ2 in the not too distant past.
The problem I had with them was that they're MIPS machines, so any RPM's you load to them usually must be MIPS based.
I was able to install PHP without any problems through an RPM. MySQL shouldn't be a problem either, as long as you install MySQL first, then PHP.
Another sore point I have about them is the support really stinks, at least from the host I dealt with. They hid the Apache source on your machine so you didn't mess with it, and they wouldn't offer to install anything or offer answers because it would break the warranty on the RaQ.
If you try to add anything to the RaQ beyond the web-based admin, you're usually out of luck with any support. I'm still trying to figure out how the Cron processes work. Besides backups, I've never got a sucessful Cron job to execute.
This RaQ2 was pretty reliable though, and had a 30 gig bandwidth limit. It is used for image hosting, and has rarely, if ever, crashed.
[This message has been edited by SneakyDave (edited 09-20-00@10:22 am)]
09-20-2000, 10:31 AM
Certainly can't be bad news in terms of improved quality.
hThanks for the reply and the link.
1) What server/configuration are you currently hosting.
2) Wil lthere be perfermance decrese in php and mysql if i were to use RAQ3i or RAQ4r instead linux. I have heard that[nbsp][nbsp]thep hp and mysql problem is something that occured with RAQ2 server and with the commign of 3i and 4r its a thing of the past.
3) Who was your bad host? I am thinking of using Rackspace.com..Any opnions on rackspace.com.
4) My main concern being with the RAQ that i should be able to dish out pages fast enuf, i odnt want any slow down becuase i am using php and mysql. I know it says RAQ can handle 35 million page views a day. I want to know if its true?
5) Was yours a very processor intensive application?[nbsp][nbsp]How many page views did u get?
6) How is the support from Cobalt. Rackspace has offered to help me with the instalation of php and mysql..
Thank for answering the qquestions..
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