Server Administrator

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IT & Networking Network & System Administration Posted 3 years ago


Hours to be determined
More than 6 months

Start Date

January 15, 2013


Currently have a site on a share server with HostGator. The site is called

It's built with LAMP (PHP on Zend framework). The developer was great to deal with but does not have experience with scale.

We are publicizing the site at the moment, and I want to be ready for the next step, and I want to understand my options.

I'm looking who can offer me the best solutions and perhaps work as a consultant initially, and then implement the load balancing -- vertical / horizontal scaling solutions.

1) Is EC2 the best way to go right from the begining?

2) Should I initially slowly scale with Hostgator, going from shared server to decicated servers to multiple servers?

3) Is there a better route?

4) Will you co-ordinate with my developer when implementing scaling solutions. For example, if you identify that cacheing needs to be done, will you do it yourself, or will you ask him to do it. If the MySQL database needs to be optimized, will you review the code and fix it, or have the developer do it?

5) I'm financing everything myself and so am on a limited budget, so what is the best way to approach unexpected spikes, so instances can be quickly added, but also quickly retracted.

You get the idea, so I'm awating your application


Mario Cantin

Skills: server-administration

About the Client

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Toronto 01:02 PM

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$8,672 Total Spent
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$3.63/hr Avg Hourly Rate Paid
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Member Since Dec 4, 2012