What should I think about when ordering a VPS account (virtual private server), I have these questions that I would like answered:
1- How much processor 'power' do I need? I mean, they are offering different packages... Also, there is in every package a 'guaranteed' processor power as well as a 'maximum' power, example is the light package which is 100mhz and a max of 1ghz...
2- How much RAM do I need?
3- Whats with the IP:s, some packages cover only 1 IP while others have more, how do I know how many I need?
4- How do I know what OS I need ?
I guess you would need to know what kind of website I am planning on maintaining, here is a description of it:
It is a classifieds website, created with PHP and using (currently) Mysql, and I am planning on installing SOLR or Sphinx later on for the searching of the database. I have currently arount 100thousand ads put in every 2 months. There is images for all ads, and the images are some 100kb in size each. It's quite simple, with not so much graphics, just a pretty good search function of the ads. No user login or so.
Hope you could help me out, or atleast give me some articles to read so that I better understand what I need to order.
Thanks, and if you need more input, just let me know!