I have a website, which has grown from 10 visits per day, to 100 per day in couple of months, and now to about 800 unique visits per day.
So far, I have been using a VPS with 512MB RAM, and shared CPU (I think its between 500 Mhz to 1 Ghz).
I think some of the requests serving might be slow, because I see high bounce rate (The main traffic is when it is night in my country. Also the whole server in general is free when it is daytime in my country. So when I check during my day time, load time seems to be fine.).
In any case, can someone tell me a minimal dedicated server configuration (Ram and CPU and port speed) that can handle the following without slowing down any requests:
- 100K unique visits per day (its keeping in mind future).
- 500K page views per day. (5 per visit avg.)
- Each page is say 100KB (one image, few thumbnails, some misc. stuff.. usually it will be much lesser but being pessimistic in computation).
- Assume that peak load can be 5X the average load (load is never evenly distributed in 24 hours)
Right now I am unsure what will be bottleneck. I only want a general idea.
On other hand, you can even suggest how many page views per day (assuming similar 5X peak load distribution) can following server support:
- 2 GB RAM
- 2 GHz CPU
- 100 Mbps uplink port (I don't even know if this will be dedicated to me or not, but many providers mention this).
I am serving PHP pages. Most of them have no or few database lookups (say up to 5 simple queries). Apart from them, some session variable manipulation, etc. Average number of database lookups/queries would be say 2 per page, with no more than few thousand records in the tables