Hi All, We're looking at getting a new dedicated box and I'm trying to get an indication of whether the hardware suggested by the hosting company is suitable and allows room for projected growth. I would be taking a wild guess myself so I'm hoping someone can take impart an educated opinion. Server: - Intel Core2Duo 2.8 GHz, 4GB RAM, 2x 320GB HDD, RAID 1, - Unix (FreeBSD), PHP, & MySQL, Mail Websites: - About 160 websites right now - Almost all call the same database on each page load, no caching - 400, 000 page views per month right now with 50gb of data transfer and 5gb of file space used - Average of 3x POP3 accounts per domain each receiving 30x messages per day Potential Growth: - Up to 10x websites added per month - Potential to add another 100x websites immediately by taking over a large hosting account from another developer Is that enough information to suggest if the hardware noted above will cope with the potential growth over say a two or three year period? Thanks, Chris -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Paul Bennett Sent: 23 September 2009 04:46 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] pricing for web sites? > But, you absolutely *have* to stop yourself 'being helpful' and doing > stuff that's not in that defined scope; behaving as a consultant on a > delivery project is a direct route to losing money. Absolutely. Fortunately I have great clients who have, without exception, been very reasonable. > Mind you, that also depends on having mature clients; Amen. The best business decision I made this year was to walk away from a project at the investigative stage. Over one month the 'project owner' changed 3 times and the project went from 'we want a basic website' to 'we need blogs, forums, user personalisation, social networking and ecommerce - oh, and we're on a really tight budget' 9 months later, the site still hasn't launched and I pity the poor sods who took that project on. :) Paul www.mch.govt.nz - www.teara.govt.nz - www.nzhistory.net.nz - www.nzlive.com The information contained in this email message does not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and may contain information that is confidential or subject to legal privilege. If you are not the intended recipient and receive this email in error: please notify the Ministry for Culture and Heritage by return email or telephone (64 4 499 4229) and delete this email; you must not use, disclose, copy or distribute this message or the information in it. PLEASE CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE YOU PRINT THIS EMAIL -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !