From: Girts (baobabs_at_sveiks.lv)
Date: Thu 31 Jul 2003 - 10:23:09 BST
I would like to get some advice for using VServer for web hosting
purposes. Currently we are running many (50+) virtual sites on one host.
We run Apache on Debian and the services provided are CGI, PHP4, MySQL.
Everything works well but from time to time there are some problems with
somebody who gets too much traffic or writes a very inefficient scripts.
That brings the server to crawl.
Therefore we are looking for some way to make sure the server usage is
fairly distributed between the users and nobody can take up all the
resources. This is how I found VServer. I would like to ask some
questions that I didn't find the answer for:
1) How many virtual servers can we run on one box (let's say dual
PIII-800, 1.5 GB)? Each vserver would run apache+php, proftpd, sshd, mysqld.
2) Is the "fair" scheduler implemented? The FAQ seems to say so.
3) What are other things we should consider?
4) Is VServer suited for this kind of thing? Are there any alternatives?
I kind of don't like the idea of 50 ip addreses on one host, but if it
is the only way to go, then - why not.
Thanks in advance.