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Acceptable hardware for a dedicated server

Acceptable hardware for a dedicated server

From:
Steve Dowe
Date:
2015-09-10 @ 21:40
Hi,

I'm new to friendica (but not to Linux & web hosting) and am thinking of
setting up a friendica server - either from home or in a datacentre.
While browsing the friendica docs, I couldn't see much reference to
recommended hardware - e.g. minimum memory, CPU.

So, a few questions (with the caveat of "yes, I am probably
over-simplifying things!") :

- What would you deem as a decent entry-level spec for serving maybe
2000 users?

- What's the first resource you typically see heavily utilised or even
at risk of exhaustion on a busy server? (CPU / disk space / memory /
network bandwidth, etc)

- Is there an average storage requirement per user, per year?  Is there
a magic formula for calculating this? 

Many thanks in anticipation,

Steve

Re: [friendica] Acceptable hardware for a dedicated server

From:
Tobias Diekershoff
Date:
2015-09-11 @ 04:39
Hello!

On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 22:40:29 +0100
Steve Dowe <steve@dowe.me.uk> wrote:

> - What would you deem as a decent entry-level spec for serving maybe
> 2000 users?

Friendica does not target communities of that size, it's a much more
scattered decentralized network, more like a RasPi2 for a family or so.
I'm not running any of the big nodes of the network (which are all a
magnitude smaller then what you ask for), so I cant really say
something about the specs. But you can run a small community (50 ppl)
on a shared-hosting service.

so long
  Tobias

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