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What level of hardware resources are you using to run your blog/wiki/side project/work site, and what level of traffic does it normally sustain?

I’m trying to gather a little data based on this thread. I’d like to either publish said data in some kind of wiki, or find a community on the web that tracks these kinds of things.


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    • ~65k hits/month on static sites, 512mb kvm vm. 20GB spinning disk, 512mb ram.
    • ~230k hits/month on personal static/php sites, 512mb kvm vm. 20GB spinning disk, 512mb ram.
    • ~30k hits/month on wordpress (PHP) sites, 1GB kvm vm. 15GB SSD, 1GB ram.

    VMs are hosted by brightbox.com (mostly because I used to work there and the service is good/UK based which suits me.)

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      We’ve started up a repo to collect suggestions!

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        I run pretty much everything off a Raspberry Pi 3 in my condo. My website, git, email, my NFS share etc. The resource usage is very minimal.

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          Off-topic: What are you running for your git there? I’m looking into GitLab on a Raspberry Pi 3, which looks thoroughly supported and simple.

          I looked at code.devlinzed.com; is that gitweb interface?

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              Thank you. :-)

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          I ran a not very complicated PHP website on a 128MB VPS a few years ago. It got around 4K hits per day usually, peaked at 20k.

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            I run several sites on wholly unremarkable hardware. As in, rails on the cheapest I could possibly find. As long as you have a cache in front (apache mod_cache, nginx or varnish) and your backend produces a Cache-Control header, your software will handle ~all load peaks. High traffic level involves repeated requests and the cache takes care of precisely those.

            So my answer is: Just add a cache, make sure your pages are cache-friendly, then stop worrying about this. Worry about the content instead.

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              I have a Django site (some old version, I can’t remember off the top of my head) running on nginx + postgres on a 1GB Rackspace VPS that has withstood some pretty impressive traffic spikes in the past (>100,000 hits in a day) and routinely gets ~25,000 hits/month.

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                Are you not worried about security on an old version of Django??

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                  Not really, there’s no personal data, and if it gets hacked that will give me the motivation to rewrite it.