VPS Is this specs okay to run xenforo?

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  1. iressh

    iressh Neophyte

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    CentOS 7 w/cPanel from A2 hosting, is this enough to run a forum like 20k+ members?

    or suggest me a good host?
     
  2. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    What script are you using not every script is the same with resources.
     
  3. iressh

    iressh Neophyte

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    Xenforo
     
  4. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Devotee

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    Membership counts don't matter, active members and the number of simultaneous users/guests do, as well as database size. Unless it's a very small forum, I'd worry about the very limited amount of RAM and a single CPU core.
     
  5. iressh

    iressh Neophyte

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    can u suggest me some specs?
     
  6. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Devotee

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    How busy it is, how many posts does it have, posts per day, etc.?
     
  7. iressh

    iressh Neophyte

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    empty forum, stuck with finding a good host
     
  8. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    I recommend 2gb memory with burst if needed.
     
  9. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Devotee

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    If it's a brand new empty forum, its CPU and RAM overhead is going to be almost non-existent. I used a 1gb server on a single CPU virtual host for 2 years with thousands of members, so bump up the RAM a bit and it should be fine. So long as they let you buy more capacity on the fly without having to move the site then I wouldn't worry about buying too little.

    If it's a situation where you expect immediate traffic and site growth, like being promoted by a big advertising campaign... that changes things.
     
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Opinionated asshat

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    Minimum RAM I'd consider usable is 1GB... and if you are installing cPanel (or any panel really) to use for VPS control then double that.
    1 CPU should be fine for starting, but I you may want to check around for at least a 2 CPU config - odds are they won't be that much difference in price.
     
  11. Host4Geeks

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    Is Xenforo really that resource hungry that you would need a VPS just to host an empty forum? A Shared or Semi-Dedicated plan is what I usually recommend when getting started.
     
  12. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Opinionated asshat

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    No, it's one of the lower "resource using" scripts.... but not everyone likes the idea of shared hosting. ;)
     
  13. Timelord_

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    Afraid we are going to need a bit more info.

    Active/concurrent members being the big one. A really active board needs a fairly beefy DB to keep up with the read/writes.
     
  14. tokyoice

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    Instead of going with a VPS/Small dedicated, why don't you go for a cheap single or re seller plan? I try and keep the costs (and the headache) way down and only upgrade when I really need to.
     
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