[SDL] SDL website update...
Ryan C. Gordon
icculus at icculus.org
Sun Sep 7 11:50:09 PDT 2008
> What are the current specs for the server,
> how much ram, how much hd space ?
> What would be the price of this config with 1GB RAM ?
> What would be the price of this config with 512MB RAM ?
It's about 10 cents a megabyte, but you get about double that with what
looks like swap space (but it's still actually backed by physical RAM
outside the virtual server)...the theory is if you pay for 512
megabytes, you can "burst" up to a gigabyte in case your server is under
unexpected load, like a slashdotting, etc. Once you run out of swap
space, things start going badly, of course, so you just have to find the
...so it's about 5 cents a megabyte per month, realistically.
Disk space and bandwidth are basically insanely high: we started with 8
terrabytes of bandwidth a month, and it increases by 32 gigabytes every
month...we're up to 11 terrabytes at the moment.
Disk space started at (I can't remember), increasing 2 gigabytes a
month. It's at 580 gigabytes right now. It runs off NFS to what I
suspect is a ZFS file server, and automated backups are built into the
system, with one day, one week, and two week resolution...so it's not a
question of "disk space" ... it looks like it's going to an array of
disks on a networked disk array...it at least "feels" very safe against
hardware failure, to me.
We're not even close to the initial limits on the account.
I use this account for things other than libsdl.org, too, and I'm really
happy with Dreamhost, so I don't plan to move elsewhere. Sam and I both
have full control over everything we care about, including shell
accounts, so I don't think there's a compelling reason to move elsewhere.
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