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post #4591 of 9059
Added a bit of Jedi-esque motivation.
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

How much will you host yourselves?

You might want to ask @billybob_jcv, since he's a pro at servers. My guess is if you intend on keeping it small, a small server will do fine, but if those 1000 members will be online at the same time, you may want to consider a better internet connection. But that's just a guess.

Do you intend on making money, or just spend it? Why not outsource the hosting part to sites that provide good hosting with good bandwidth and support?

Thanks for the tip, I'll have to get in touch with him. The thing is here we're going to be talking about sharing/selling music(in fact I've got a musician or two right now who may want to abandon their record deal and work through the site.. not talking piracy here more indie stuff) as well as we want to freely discuss some controversial topics. My friend has looked into a few hosts but the costs add up fast and he doesn't want to deal with all the contract stuff, plus it's always more fun to do things yourself.

I don't know how crazy we are going to go here, so I suppose I'm looking for a solution that will scale. For starters I just want something that can manage a community of 50 or so people, probably 20 online at once max.

Funding is the issue as we'd like to keep the site self-sufficient. I agreed to split the cost of the forum/site software with my friend as well as the cost of the server but hosting costs can add up quicker than we can really afford.

I'm really just looking for a basic idea of how much this server is going to cost(minus hard-drives as I know that will vary.) Can it be done under $1000? 500? Where can I find more information on this? I've been googling like mad but anytime I find a site talking about building a server it's always someone building a server for minecraft. Does nobody host their own websites these days? tongue.gif
post #4593 of 9059

You're definitely better off having rental servers through a hosting site for something such as $20-30 a month (depending on web user traffic and demand) than setting up your own. Some hosts you don't have to sign a contract as you can pay per month but if you do the maths it adds up a little more than going on a little 3,6,9 month to a 1-2 year lock in contract. Say you have the server setup, PHP + basic java for website coding with an SQL database backend to store/retrieve details those members will be doing, 1000 members concurrently browsing the website through a basic quad or octocore will not be sufficient enough but loads vary and it all depends on the current setup solution as well. Both memory and processor power will be needed. Redundancy is also another factor to include as most businesses follow the 5 9 minimum rule of offline web access to the public.

post #4594 of 9059
Howdy!

Web hosting is all about the number of concurrent users you expect to have. It doesn't matter if you have 10 million subscribers - if there is only one person browsing the site at a time, then the load will only be that of 1 user. On the other hand, if you have 100 subscribers, and they are all on the site at exactly the same time, then you need enough bandwidth and servers horsepower for 100 concurrent users.

Hosting a server from home is a very bad idea. For one thing, your home internet service provider is probably going to frown on that idea. Do you have an internet connection with a static IP? How much UPLOAD bandwidth do you have? Do you have any monthly caps on total traffic? Let's say you have a really healthy 20 Mb/s for upload. If 10 people are all downloading a fairly big file, then each of them is going to effectively see only 2 Mb/s. Double the number of users to 20, and each will see only 1 Mb/s.
post #4595 of 9059
Can someone do something to start this thread back up?
post #4596 of 9059
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Can someone do something to start this thread back up?

What are you talking about? It's been only 6 hours since the last dudes posted stuff?  

 

Sucks that ~950 dogecoins are now equal to $1 when it was only 600 a few days ago.

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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

What are you talking about? It's been only 6 hours since the last dudes posted stuff?  

 

Sucks that ~950 dogecoins are now equal to $1 when it was only 600 a few days ago.

 

I'm no financial analyst or anything, so don't take this as financial advice, but I recommend selling a portion off as you mine. I told panda that and I think he's been selling off regularly.

 

 

While RSI indicates that it's a little oversold so there might be a trend reversal, and there is divergence in the RSI peaks, I think it's unlikely given that there wasn't any significant volume pushing the price up. Bitcoins have been looking down very recently too, along with quite a few other altcoins, which impacts the USD conversion quite significantly.

 

With all that being said, the price is clearly very volatile so it's not a bad idea to lock in some profits in mining as the coins roll in. But, if you're feeling #YOLO and you don't have much to lose, it's also fine to hold the coins and see where it takes you. IIRC, you had free power, so it's not like you'll lose anything if it continues in it's down trend.

 

I have no idea what I'm talking about. pls be nice any real analysts out there. :p 

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I have no idea what I'm talking about. pls be nice any real analysts out there. :p 

 

^lol thanks for the advice and yep free power for me.  I have 30k right now.  Can I ask what site you use for tracking the value and what site you recommend using to turn it into USD? (I know you linked one a few pages ago but I'm really lazy I guess)

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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

 

^lol thanks for the advice and yep free power for me.  I have 30k right now.  Can I ask what site you use for tracking the value and what site you recommend using to turn it into USD? (I know you linked one a few pages ago but I'm really lazy I guess)

 

I think you'll have to ask bowei for more info, since I'm not from the states.

 

I use bitcoinwisdom to track the value of DOGE/BTC. You can then use an exchange like Cryptsy or bter to convert between DOGE/BTC. 

 

With bitcoins in hand, you should be able to find a service that buys bitcoins, I think Coinbase does it for you guys?

 

Alternatively, I thiiiiiink bowei uses VoS to convert directly from DOGE to USD, and you should be able to get a check, but that sounds like a pain in the ass IMO. Look for a service that can do a bank transfer easily from selling bitcoins, just be aware of the minimum amounts, and stay away from international exchanges that wire funds in (ie bitstamp/btc-e, it's expensive).

 

As you can see, heaps of options! I have to go through two/three exchanges to finally end up with funds in my Aussie bank account.

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Anyone here interested in airsoft?

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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post
 

Anyone here interested in airsoft?

That was my hobby before I got into audio computers.  I remember before ASF died and became irrelevant, I had 2000 something posts there and their chat room used to be really fun too.  

 

I've probably made at least $700 buying/repairing/flipping guns on that site and ebay.  I've really grown out of it though.

 

Had some fun making wood grips for bonestock WE m9: http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac31/linglingjr/P1070658.jpg

 

And my favorite build, had all shs goodness inside, highspeed  build on an 11.1v lipo got 33-35 rps iirc: http://s883.photobucket.com/user/linglingjr/library/noveske?sort=3&page=1  


Edited by linglingjr - 2/7/14 at 8:38pm
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Hmmm, is it worth hooking up a Fiio E11 to my PC... assuming I don't have any amp in the first place (which I don't).

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Originally Posted by VXAce View Post
 

Hmmm, is it worth hooking up a Fiio E11 to my PC... assuming I don't have any amp in the first place (which I don't).

?? What?

 

Do you already own the E11? Is that what you mean by not owning any amp?

 

It's best to hook a 'dedicated' DAC unit to a PC rather than plugging an amp into its headphone out

post #4604 of 9059

...Geez, this thread loves to go to hell in a hand basket while I'm gone.

 

Well, January was certainly an interesting month.  My desktop decided to potato on me by giving me some really odd error involving a system file (don't ask me to remember which one).  In the end, I backed up what I needed to, and I took the plunge and decided to try out Windows 8.1.  I have to admit, I was skeptic of how it would perform, but it seems I will be eating crow, as slapping Classic Shell on there really does help with any layout concerns.  Also, AppLocale is brilliant with launching untranslated VNs.  I'm surprised I've never heard of the program.

 

Software wise, I'm now on Office '13, and everything feels nice, although I am befuddled by how you select a save location, since they made it more complex than it needed to be.  Also, this guide (http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=516729) really rocks when it comes to setting up a video player on your computer (just use XyVSFilter instead of XySubFilter, as the latter can get wonky with karaoke subs).  The only thing I am having issues with is setting up certain emulator environments, especially if the program I've got is rarely found in binary (like Mupen64+ GUIs and plugins), and if someone could provide compiled versions of these programs, I would be very thankful.

 

On a related front, though, should I have reason to begin fretting for a new HDD, as I don't want to lose some of the data I've got on here (PLENTY of videos, and the complete set of osu! tracks, for example).  Also, on my laptop, should I try to get Arch Linux installed again, or should I think about attempting to get cygwin working?


Edited by JbstormburstADV - 2/7/14 at 10:15pm
post #4605 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

?? What?

 

Do you already own the E11? Is that what you mean by not owning any amp?

 

It's best to hook a 'dedicated' DAC unit to a PC rather than plugging an amp into its headphone out

Hmm, that's what I thought. I might be getting/borrowing a E11 from a friend, so I'll be messing around with it, mainly on my iPod. Just wondering if it's a good idea.

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