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single server or multiple "mini-server"?

Discussion in 'System Administration' started by Kintaro, Oct 14, 2018.

single server or multiple "mini-server"?

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  1. Single Server with multiple websites

  2. Every website in its server

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  1. Kintaro

    Kintaro Premium Member Premium Member

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    I want to migrate from Virtualmin to Centmin Mod.

    Actually, I have an OVH VPS with like 10 website in it.
    Some of the sites are personal and some are of clients.

    Some have xenforo, others prestashop 1.6.x/thirtybees1.0.x and others wordpress.

    I'm thinking to move to linode (with centminmod referral ;)).

    What do you think about the "single server" and multiple "mini-servers".

    I can see come PRO and CONS but I can't decide.

    Example: With multiple server if I don't automate maintenance can be hell... but in case of problem with a website the issue will be limited to it.

    Right now I'm more on multiple mini vps, and you?
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh you should never host your own sites on same server as your clients ! That's asking for trouble :)

    So yes separate them on and don't use a single server !
     
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  3. digij

    digij New Member

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    I prefer a small VPS for each project.

    Diversification is the main reason for that.
     
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  4. upgrade81

    upgrade81 Premium Member Premium Member

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    You have Italian traffic, it makes no sense to take servers in Frankfurt!
     
  5. Kintaro

    Kintaro Premium Member Premium Member

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    About the Italian bandwidth, I prefer some extra ms and use Linode (and saving $$).
    I have different websites with different traffic source, not only Italians one.

    I choose Frankfurt because I think is the "nearest" Linode data center to Italy and is "central" in Europe... and then there are CDNs to locate static files near visitors. ;)

    But to stay on topic. do you prefer a single server or not? why?
     
  6. nofun

    nofun New Member

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    yes - multiple mini vps

    as mentioned , don't store clients sites with your own. and make backups. for automatisation you can learn Ansible a little. (y) (for testing purposes you can choose aruba one euro vps offer)
     
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