Discussion - Best practice for multiple domains
I was searching for an answer for several days…but in vain.
I hope people here might have the answer.
I have several linodes….
On one hand I wish to maximize the ROI for each server so I host multiple domains on each.
On the other hand, If I check and see that there is some overload, I up-size the configuration to the next level.
My question is:
What is the best practice? or better yet, what gives the best value for money?
1. Single 10USD/mo per domain = Linode 1GB
(cost per domain 10USD/mo)
2. 20USD/mo per multiple domains = Linode 2GB or higher
(cost per domain ? 2 = 10USD/mo , 4 = 5USD/mo)
My thoughts are:
* Not all websites have heavy traffic or simultaneous traffic rush-hours
Stronger server - serves faster per domain, handles more websites, so each visitor enjoys faster browsing Single sever per domain - cheap (relatively), hassle free, no worries about overload, same speed all the time (no other traffic but the single website)</list>
* Opt 1 vs opt 2:
Opt1: single domain, Opt2: 2 domains…So Same price Opt 2 gives better performence per page request as well as per load Opt 1 easier to work with - downtime is only per the hosted domain</list>
The above lists are just ideas running through my head as per pros & cons…
Any thoughts would be highly appreciated.
(1) how the site is constructed: is it a heavy content management system, or is it text and images?
(2) how much traffic does it get?
Start small, add sites, monitor server performance, upgrade when need.
Also keep in mind that the user experience isn't determined solely by the power of the server. The user's Internet connection speed plays a large role. A site that makes fewer tcp connections, calls fewer & smaller resources (js, css images, etc.) will generally load quicker and provide a "faster" user experience. "Expires" and other techniques can be used to optimize the browsing experience independent of server power.