Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


151 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


Topic # 25917 6-Sep-2008 12:30
Send private message

 

Hello there,


Currently I have a VPS setup with Openhost.co.nz, but am starting to find that I am being ripped off for a service that does not perform. Constant freezes and I think a home host could be better.


Should I...

A, Co-locate?

B, Setup a server at our office?

C, Find another host?

The website has approx 100-200 users who access the PHP members area on a daily basis. With a further 1000 visitors to the site. 90% are from all round the globe (non NZ) 40% USA and the rest are from Europe/Middle east.


The site is about 1.5 gig and I expect it to double every 12 months.

I may move across another 10 sites which do not have anywhere the resource usage.

 

What I want to know is would it be easy to do myself and pay some geek to do it for me? :)

Should I be looking at a co-location setup? I can get one of these for NZ $100 but I am worried that if the server crashes I will have to trot along and to reboot. Maybe even a visualization setup would work?


 

I am based in Wellington and would perfer someone in wellington as I really dont want to go far.


 

Cheers,

Steven Morey.


Create new topic
1229 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 147


  Reply # 162634 6-Sep-2008 13:42
Send private message

Well, the obvious question here is with most of your client base outside NZ, why do you think it's a good idea to pay for an NZ VPS?  Have a look at places like ServInt.




---
James Sleeman
I sell lots of stuff for electronic enthusiasts...


1539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 39

Trusted

  Reply # 162637 6-Sep-2008 14:24
Send private message

I have a dedicated server in leaseweb.com never gone wrong and only down time ive had in  the last 4 months is when I upgraded the hardrive. With most of your website viewers outside NZ a NZ colo wouldnt be that great for them.



151 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 162644 6-Sep-2008 15:10
Send private message

Hey,

Thanks for your reply.

We have our resions for a NZ only host, for security and privacy resions we choose to host in NZ.
We once moved to the USA but 1/3 of our clients wanted to leave us because of this, so leaving NZ is a no go.

1582 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 253

Subscriber

  Reply # 162647 6-Sep-2008 15:29
Send private message

steveonz: Hey,

Thanks for your reply.

We have our resions for a NZ only host, for security and privacy resions we choose to host in NZ.
We once moved to the USA but 1/3 of our clients wanted to leave us because of this, so leaving NZ is a no go.

 

Due to what reasons?  The reason I ask is that there are much mroe afforadable options in more central areas.  For example a dedicated managed server based in Australia or South East asia.  The benefit of being managed means if the server goes down they will sort it out for you...


pc

77 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted

  Reply # 162658 6-Sep-2008 16:46
Send private message

hey

i've got a linux vps from openhost and it's been surprisingly good.

there were problems with the vps not configured with enough resources early on but openhost increased them and its been all good since.

have a look at /proc/user_beancounters and see if theres any failcnt's.

xen based vps's are supposadly better than virtuozzo at protecting your resources from other vps's on the same host, maybe move to a provider with xen based vps's.

pete



151 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 162669 6-Sep-2008 18:29
Send private message

I have no idea where my last reply went to..

Yeah I have looked at upgrading the VPS account at openhost.. but 16gig of storage for $159 just isnt realistic, I might as well get a Dedicated server.

The reason we only want to locate our server in NZ... Is part of company policy and I really dont want to get into why...



151 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 162671 6-Sep-2008 18:39
Send private message

Oh yeah, just had a look at user_beancounters, the file is empty, as in is 0kb....

pc

77 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted

  Reply # 162678 6-Sep-2008 20:26
Send private message

steveonz: Oh yeah, just had a look at user_beancounters, the file is empty, as in is 0kb....


gotta be root to view it.



151 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 162680 6-Sep-2008 20:47
Send private message

I know, even as root its 0kb... Very odd...

pc

77 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted

  Reply # 162696 6-Sep-2008 23:08
Send private message

steveonz: I know, even as root its 0kb... Very odd...


you prob know but the size is 0bytes but if you cat it it'll give the stats. weird if it doesn't. mines looks like:

[pc@kaseus ~]$ ls -l /proc/user_beancounters
-r--r--r--  1 root root 0 Sep  6 23:05 /proc/user_beancounters
[pc@kaseus ~]$ sudo cat /proc/user_beancounters
Version: 2.5                                                                  
       uid  resource           held    maxheld    barrier      limit    failcnt
     10334: kmemsize        3572393    3614199  120795136  134217728          0
            lockedpages           0          0       4096       4096          0
            privvmpages       23556      23846     263620     292912          0
            shmpages           7810       7810     131072     131072          0
            dummy                 0          0          0          0          0
            numproc              33         33        400        400          0
            physpages         17009      17082          0 2147483647          0
            vmguarpages           0          0          0 2147483647          0
            oomguarpages      18755      18828 2147483647 2147483647          0
            numtcpsock            6          6        500        500          0
            numflock              4          5        189        210          0
            numpty                1          1         65         65          0
            numsiginfo            1          2        512        512          0
            tcpsndbuf          2236       8944     628736    1048576          0
            tcprcvbuf             0        700     628736    1048576          0
            othersockbuf      20124      20824    1584128    4063232          0
            dgramrcvbuf           0          0     262144     262144          0
            numothersock         16         18        500        500          0
            dcachesize        60078      64790    3885465    4317184          0
            numfile            1826       1842       4000       4000          0
            dummy                 0          0          0          0          0
            dummy                 0          0          0          0          0
            dummy                 0          0          0          0          0
            numiptent            46         46        600        600          0

1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 162726 7-Sep-2008 09:41
Send private message

I have a VPS with an Auckland company named Sitehost www.sitehost.co.nz
They have excellent service.  Ive only ever had one problem with the Xen based server which was due to a bug in Xen and caused the VPS to not restart as i had asked it to (ie, it didnt turn back on), but Sitehost have a system so you can manually switch on/off/reboot your VPS.
The prices are very reasonable for a NZ based VPS.

I highly recommend this company.

Robert
www.robertkern.com

1582 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 253

Subscriber

  Reply # 162741 7-Sep-2008 11:27
Send private message

robit: I have a VPS with an Auckland company named Sitehost www.sitehost.co.nz
They have excellent service.  Ive only ever had one problem with the Xen based server which was due to a bug in Xen and caused the VPS to not restart as i had asked it to (ie, it didnt turn back on), but Sitehost have a system so you can manually switch on/off/reboot your VPS.
The prices are very reasonable for a NZ based VPS.

I highly recommend this company.

Robert

www.robertkern.com

 

Very cool looking host!!  Have a look at their bandwidth http://www.sitehost.co.nz/hosting/virtual-private-servers

Compare it to there German based servers!  Such a massive reminder NZ sucks for bandwidth allowences!!  I feel for server hosting in this country.  There is no money in it when you compare it to off shore hosting!!




151 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 162772 7-Sep-2008 14:34
Send private message

Thank you for that, I will have to look more into site host during the week, the only issue is see is their support fees....

850 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47

Subscriber

  Reply # 168687 2-Oct-2008 20:20
Send private message

Late on the conversation but I thought I'd recommend a USA host.  I use linode.com for a virtual server, have ran it there for several years now very rare to have a single problem.  They regularly give extra disk space to existing customers without notification.

Have good automatied website to power cycle, resize hard drive partitions, manage your DNS (if you want to use their free dns services) on your VM or deploy a different distro (many too choose from).

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.