I have been reading up a lot on Dream Host and honestly I truly am finding it hard to believe the amount of storage and bandwith that you get!
Over the last 4 years that I have had my network online I have always been told that I needed to have dedicated hosting! So for the last 4 years I have been busting my BUTT trying to bring in the $300 per month server fees by PIMPING out ads all over my sites. Lately it is getting tiresome always trying to make ends meat with the high costs of running the network on its own server!
I think what bothers me the most is that I am truly BRAIN dead when it comes to all the TECH stuff and I am at the mercy of others that know more about it… anyways… here is my Network information and maybe some nice TECHIE person can help me FINALLY understand what is really needed for my network and now I can make it all work out for us.
VB Forum - Over 70K users and over 1 million posts
Gallery - Over 200,000 images and growing
Average users online: 400 - 500
Peak users online: 900
Average about 500 gigs bandwidth used per month with peak times at 900 gigs.
Current Storage, Disk Space Usage 12297.27 Megabytes MySQL Disk Space 1391.82 Megabytes
We have a total of 20 domains on our network (1 main site www.devotedfansnetwork.com and the rest are just forwarding/redirect links to subpages set up within VB Forum. http://www.devotedfansnetwork.com/index.php?page=smallville)
Our network is set up with VB forums CMS. So all of our sites content is within the VB forums (article system) and there are miminal pages created outside of this.
We do NOT host media files such as MP3, AVI or MPEGS on our server so we do not have too much file downloading.
Currently we are using VB gallery which we will be converting to Coppermine gallery shortly. Our gallery hosts over 200,000 images and growning. I am told HALF of our bandwidth and resources goes towards our gallery!
There I think that is most of what I need to tell you? Please let me know if there are any other questions that might help you figure out what is best for my network.
Oh… and so you know we are on the following…
Base System Configuration:
2 x 2.8GHz Intel XEON
2 x 73GB SCSI HDD (10K RPM)
2048MB ECC RAM
IP Addresses: 8 (5 usable)
Basic Resource Monitoring
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Linux, Windows*
100% Self Managed and Dedicated
275 | $99 Setup
Thanks for your help,