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V11 Min Specs

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  • V11 Min Specs

    In an old video, the specs for running a hosted app on a remote server was: RAM: 512MB, Storage: 10GB, Bandwidth: 500GB.
    I am seeking rough estimates from experienced developers for a small app:
    - Essentially data driven (no images, videos, etc...)
    - Max of 12 concurrent users. Very unlikely that all 12 users will be pounding the app all at the same time.
    - Mysql backend
    - The largest table contains close to 1 million records

    I know, the maximum the better, but small businesses are price sensitive.
    Would for expl the following RAM: 1GB, Storage: 25GB, Bandwidth: 500GB be sufficient? Would 512MB be sufficient, or does it need to be 1GB+ with V11?
    What's your experience?

  • #2
    Re: V11 Min Specs

    One of my clients has a small app that uses .dbf, and he has what i consider the minimum configuration:
    1 core
    1 gig ram
    25 gig HD

    His application runs adequately fast and has run reliably for a couple years, but he is running about 80% ram steady state with no users and has only 2 gig hard drive available...barely enough to do a defrag.

    He wants to go to V11 and MySQL, but I believe he must first increase ram and hard drive space. I've seen MySQL with large tables run at 100 meg or so, and V11 runs comfortaly at 200 to 300 kb versus V10 that wold start having issues at about 120kb. MySQL runs faster that dbf, but the hard drive space for the same number of records can be up to twice the size.

    So, for a small V11/MySQL application, I would recommend the next step up of
    1 core
    2 gig ram
    30 gig.
    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting


    • #3
      Re: V11 Min Specs

      Thanks Pat, that's precious info.
      VPS Hosting with 1GB of RAM, 25GB of storage average $40/mth, with 2GB of RAM prices jump to $50-$55. That's going to be a hard sell for small biz.
      Are there other cheaper options than VPS for small biz?


      • #4
        Re: V11 Min Specs

        I don't know of anything cheaper. If they can't afford the extra $15 per month, then you will have to scale back the application...especially the MySQL and any large tables.
        Pat Bremkamp
        MindKicks Consulting