Originally Posted by DarkNation
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