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Blind Bandit

Member Since 30 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 22 2011 03:31 AM

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In Topic: MDDHosting Affliate Program?

04 May 2011 - 06:51 PM

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In Topic: [Completed] Fresh Backups of Echo / Cypress / Fresco

06 April 2011 - 01:59 PM

R1Soft probably ain't cheap as well. Maybe, if you can, develop something in-house.

That would most likely cost a lot more.

In Topic: Open Letter - Semi-Dedicated Accounts and the Cypress Server

05 April 2011 - 10:38 AM

Another thing we are considering is going with an 8 port raid controller and 4 300gb SAS 15k RPM disks to start with and then once those are getting full tossing an additional 4 disks into the server and creating another raid10 array. This would effectively allow us to double the capacity and I/O without having to build out another server.

We'll be weighing all of our options between now and the time that the new server is actually ordered.

I was just going to say going with an 8 drive array would allow for more space. Such as going with a raid array of 4 or 8 600gig SAS drives. Granted the price might need to go up. But really if someone needs 10 to 20 gigs of storage the price might need to go up according. And if you 30 plus your probably looking at VPS territory. I was thinking maybe its time to bump up semi dedicated pricing to 40-60 from the current 20-30. Its currently a steal and really if people need a lot of resources and a lot of space they are going to have to pay for it. It seems like a waste to only offering a few gigs of space for people who need a lot of resources. I would argue that 40-60 dollars is still a good deal if that can include 10-20 gigs of space or at least more than 5. That might also allow for a lower server populations. That would allowing keeping the older sever up for those that didn't want to move. And not short new members or put MDD in the poor house for eating excessive costs.

I don't know if a lot of people know but MDDs pricing for semi dedicated is lower than most offerings out there. Granted some offer lower sever populations but you sure do pay for it. last time I checked it wasn't out of the norm to see 100 bucks plus for a very large semi dedicated plan. That I think puts things in prospective a bit.

In Topic: What is a high server load?

05 April 2011 - 10:22 AM

Hello :) I use a feature on my site that turns away unregistered users when the server load gets to a certain number. Since I've just switched to MDD from another host, I'm wondering what would be considered a high server load on MDD's shared servers? I feel I'm setting it too low at 5, which is what I had it at on my old host. Thanks for your help!

Mike should be able to give a more specific answer. But for MDD hosting servers as they currently are 5 is not a high sever load. Sever load is really complicated and I'll be honest I don't fully understand. But neither do most people. For the most part a low load sever can still be slow and a high load sever can still be fast. In general sever load of 1 and below per core is acceptable. So any load of 16 or less at MDD should be fine. Because current the severs are all dual quad Xeon 5620's. Which show in sever as 16 cores. Most also consider trying to keep the server load under 0.75 so for MDD that would be a load of 12. So pretty much 12-16 is fine and anything below that shouldn't cause any worries. But getting back to your question. I wouldn't set that function in your forum software. Mostly because your not on a VPS or Dedicated sever and that function is more to keep the sever from being brought down by one site. MDD is using Cloud Linux which helps to control server load you don't really need to worry about it. Unless MDD tells you using too many resources. But if still want to set it, I would set it no lowerr than 20 and probably at 30 or higher. As you don't want your forum to turn away members if there is a small spike.

Are you saying you set your script to only allow 5 users to have active sessions at a time? If so, that is low. It's all about the executing of queries and server loads.

No, I think she is means 5 as in the server load number.

In Topic: Paypal Debit card and my paypal experience

29 December 2010 - 12:48 PM

Well... Like a debit card for a bank account.

Just to expand on what Mike said. And he is right its super easy. Paypal draws money from your paypal account and if need your back up bank account. So say you don't have enough in your paypal your bank account will be charged what ever is needed. You can also limit the pull from your bank account. I think the limit for how much can be taken is like 1000 from the bank account and 2000 from your paypal account. So its a 3k a day limit. If I remember correctly.