Last post Dec 24, 2007 10:52 PM by kilko
Dec 24, 2007 09:24 PM|hideway|LINK
Merry Christmas everyone. :)
I'm currently developing, with a friend, a browser based MMO in ASP.NET and SQL Server 2005. And I want to make sure it supports at least 1000 visits per day at start. I'm not worried about disk space as it shouldn't require much anyway. What I'm worried
about is the monthly bandwidth usage. I'm planning to host my images elsewhere to save bandwidth but I'm also afraid of how much longer the page loading would take. But lets say I manage to find a good, free and quick, image hosting. How much monthly bandwidth
limit do you think I should aim to make sure it lasts for the whole month?
Also, I'm thinking in having a specific SQL Server 2005 hosting independent from the ASP.NET hosting, to ease migration from hosting to hosting, in the remote case the website is successful enough. Anyone has experience with it? Is it much slower than having
it all in the same machine?
I appreciate any help you can give me as I'm a bit lost in this field. ;)
Dec 24, 2007 10:52 PM|kilko|LINK
Merry Christmas to you too [:)]
It will be very difficult to predict the monthly bandwidth usage because it depends on many factors. However, considering that you will be hosting your images somewhere else (which will amount for the most bandwidth), you can opt for around 30Gb bandwidth
per month for 1000 visits per day to be on safer side. Also, keep your upgrade paths open if you are expecting more visits over a period of time.
Also, it is better to have SQL Server close to the web server. Most of the hosts have dedicated SQL Server which is located in the same network as their web server and it increases the performance as a whole when compared to having SQL Server hosting with
a different host who is far from your web server host.
Hope this helps,