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im looking to build a server but my budget is around $1000, im wanting to build it to host my own vps
just wondering would $1000 be enough and how many vps servers could i host,
for each client do i need to build whole new seperate server ? sorry if my questions didn't make sense im not very knowledged in this area
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Originally Posted by DarkNation View Post

im looking to build a server but my budget is around $1000, im wanting to build it to host my own vps
just wondering would $1000 be enough and how many vps servers could i host,
for each client do i need to build whole new seperate server ? sorry if my questions didn't make sense im not very knowledged in this area

Just speaking generically about virtual machines you could probably expect a 1:1 ration of CPU cores to virtual machines. In other words the more cores the more virtual servers you could host. Of course you'd need a lot of memory for that as well.

Really depends on the applications, how much demand each VM could put on the system etc. I assume some kind of rollover to a second physical server could be setup if it got to be too much. But I've never looked into starting my own VPS so I may not know what I'm talking about.

You would also need an extreme amount of bandwidth i would think.

Doing this out of your house might be the best idea unless you know who you're going to be providing for exactly and get just call them if needed.

So the $1000 bit really depends on the expected load of users/available bandwidth/redundancy provided/production environment-ness/other variables...32gigs of ecc memory is a bit more expensive that consumer grade for instance...

I don't know if this helped or not. It's just based on what I've read in this servers forum and on the VPS Wikipedia entry rolleyes.gif
 
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so each virtual server is utilize'd by a single core from the cpu ? an amd 8core processor could run 8 servers?

also reliased i wont be able to host my own vps anyway due to the awful connection speeds we have in Australia.
Edited by DarkNation - 5/14/13 at 8:32pm
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Your limit is your CPU usage. If it goes to 100% utilization and stays there then obviously everything is going to slow way down. In other words if there was one server with 64 megs of memory that did nothing but act as an FTP server and was rarely used there's no reason it couldn't share a core with other VMs of similar usage. It really depends on the utilization and how much head room you have. I guess if you assumed not everybody would be using their VMs at once you could "over sell" the hosting. On those rare occasions everybody was on though you might get some complaints.

There are actually much more qualified people on here that can really give you better answers. Are there any usage scenarios/details you can provide?
 
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Hard Drive: Serial-ATA II 3GB/s Windows 10 Pro x64 17.3" FHD 16:9 (1920x1080) Battery: Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell) 
Audio
Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 860 Biostar T5 XE Radeon HD 5870 Corsair 16GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital hard drive wd1001fals-00e8b0 Maxtor 300GB I don't need no stinking optical drive Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR24w 24'' Samsung SyncMaster 24" logitech wireless k360 Seventeam ST-850ZAF 850W ATX 
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