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cpanel and dedicated or cloud?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by salvatore333, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. salvatore333

    salvatore333 Well-Known Member

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    As you will see below I have 4 servers. 3 for 3 different small web hosting companies and 1 personal server for the billing software and 3 main company websites.

    I am considering either consolidating the 3 company servers into 1 and keeping my personal server separate (trying to keep my personal server separate for security reasons) OR possibly the new cloud computing offered by softlayer which I know very little about.

    Just wondering if some of you smart gentlemen can give me a recommendation of what you would do so I can research one particular area.

    Thanks for your time and have a nice day.


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    june 2010 stats

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    company "A" server.
    nameservers: ns5.companyA.net and ns6.companyA.net

    Total Bandwidth Usage
    118.13 Gig

    Total Space Used 39455 M

    204 Accounts Total Listed

    softlayer AMD Opteron 1216
    4gb ram and 2000 month bandwidth allowed
    250gb primary drive and 250gb backup drive

    cPanel 11.25.0-C46156 - WHM 11.25.0 - X 3.9
    REDHAT Enterprise 4 i686 standard on ns1

    fantastico installed

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    company "B" server.
    nameservers: ns3.companyB.com and ns4.companyB.com

    Total Bandwidth Usage
    53.98 Gig

    Total Space Used 11135 M

    224 Accounts Total Listed

    softlayer AMD Opteron 1216
    4gb ram and 2000 month bandwidth allowed
    250gb primary drive and 250gb backup drive

    cPanel 11.25.0-C46156 - WHM 11.25.0 - X 3.9
    REDHAT Enterprise 4 i686 standard on ns1

    fantastico installed

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    company "C" server.
    nameservers: ns1.companyC.com and ns2.companyC.com

    Total Bandwidth Usage
    92.57 Gig

    Total Space Used 38419 M

    89 Accounts Total Listed

    softlayer AMD Opteron 1216
    4gb ram and 2000 month bandwidth allowed
    250gb primary drive and 250gb backup drive

    cPanel 11.25.0-C46156 - WHM 11.25.0 - X 3.9
    REDHAT Enterprise 4 i686 standard on ns1

    fantastico installed

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    The last server (fourth) is my personal server which has all the billing software for all 3 companies installed, the 3 company websites and site studio online web builder for the customers.
    nameservers: ns1.personalserver.com and ns2.personalserver.com

    Total Bandwidth Usage
    1.09 Gig

    Total Space Used 6093 M

    5 Accounts Total Listed

    softlayer AMD Opteron 1216
    4gb ram and 2000 month bandwidth allowed
    250gb primary drive and 250gb backup drive

    cPanel 11.25.0-C46156 - WHM 11.25.0 - X 3.9
    REDHAT Enterprise 4 i686 standard on ns1

    3 licenses of WHMCS installed
    site studio online web builder installed
    fantastico installed

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    totals for all 4 servers:

    265.77 bandwidth per month of june 2010

    95102 MB disk space
    95.102 GB
     
  2. eth00

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    The AMD Opteron 1216 is an older dual core processor and you could pretty easily combine 3, so a total of 6 cores, into a single new server. The problem of course being you are now creating a single point of failure for most of your business as compared to having it all spread out. You might consider upgrading but still keeping it somewhat spread out. Up to you on how comfortable you are with running it all in one place.

    One other option is to virtualize a big server yourself, while not a cloud setup it will help keep everything a little more separated.

    I would suggest against using the SL cloud offerings. If you get on live support and ask them about MySQL running on a cloud they will generally suggest not due to disk IO. The cloud servers themselves are fine but only within certain limits. For a general machine it is not ideal, yet.
     
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