Hopefully Sven will comment since he'd be most in-the-know on this subject.
I've got about 6 campaigns (groups) running with on average around 14-15 projects for each one. There are so many projects because I've split them up into types, such as articles, comments, directory etc. This way it's easy to identify which link types are not performing and can adjust accordingly. My submissions per project per day is fairly low for each at around 15. This approach, however, seems to labour GSA a lot more... (right?)
My VPS is 2 core 2GB with PowerUP. Apart from SER, I'm running CS, GSA Indexer and SE Nuke. SE Nuke for the most part is idle until it triggers its schedule. GSA SER runs all the time though, and my CPU usage is at 90-100% non-stop while my total memory usage sits at around 90% total as well. I'm running SER at 50 threads at the moment.
I've considered lowering the number of running projects by joining a few of them together in an effort to reduce load. So, my question is, should I:
- upgrade my VPS to, say, 4 Core 4gb RAM (I recall Sven mentioning that SER only references 2gb of RAM, so if I upgrade I should have at least 2gb available for everything else, but I'm really not sure what to expect in terms of CPU load?) or
- am I better off getting another VPS (same size) and putting GSA on that on to run on its own together with CS and Indexer?
Other users with experiences in this - what did you guys do? What seemed to work better for you?