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A quick look at my directory, one of my active directories has about 30k links. It's got a 40 meg mysql data size, for all the over head, so you are looking at at _least_ 100Meg - 125 meg for the database alone.

Then there is the log room (for apache stats)

The room for LinkSQL itself, and your built pages, and 300 meg is a very, very tight fit.

You might be able to make it fit, but you'd have no breathing room, and you might hit problems due to space limitations.

Directories over about 10-15k links are "professional" sized. You need a different type of thinking to manage them. It's not that the program can't handle them -- it can, WONDERFULLY! you just have to plan enough server resources to do it.

You can't try to make a lot of money, or build a Yahoo on a "free" server :)

You might want to look at some of the other hosting plans that offer lower end dedicated servers. You might lose a little on performance, but you'll almost certainly get 10-30 gig of harddrive space, and at least 512meg of ram that is all yours.

For small directories, Links SQL gives you unsurpassed flexibility, control, and development potential. You can grow to any size you want, without having to "rebuild" or "retool". For larger directories, it gives you the power and performance you need to manage and deliver the information.

It then comes down to the platform you chose to run it on what sort of performance you will ultimately get.

To run a directory of 100,000 links and a moderate amount of traffic, you are looking at about $400-$500 a month in server costs. Anything less, and you start making compromises. Anything more, and you start adding to performance (hopefully!)

That's not saying it _can't_ be done, physically, but you will have performance issues that might be insurmountable for a viable service.


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Thread Will this hosting plan work???? mylaw 5776 Mar 16, 2002, 2:37 PM
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