Originally Posted by bbrog
Hi, just wondering how much cpu and memory this script uses? Does it use a good amount?
Given the server specs that you provided, I've seen this script work fine on a less powerful server. But I've also never actually quantified the amount of cpu and memory required based on X number of downloads/conversions in a day.
And if you are running this script on a shared server, then those server specs are relatively meaningless. Because processing power and memory are being divvied up by multiple web sites, and if one or more web sites uses a lot of either, then the performance of your site will suffer.
If I were you, I would go with a dedicated server or VPS. You can start with a relatively modest server (in terms of cpu, memory, and bandwidth), and then upgrade to something more powerful as the need arises (when your site becomes more popular). If you are with a web hosting company, they make this pretty easy for you.
Finally, you shouldn't forget about bandwidth -- specifically the speed in which your server connects to and downloads from YouTube. I'd say you'll want at least 100 mbps download speed on your server. And be careful: Many web hosting companies advertise 100 mbps or more, but their server download speeds are not close to that (in my experience). So you may have to wrestle with your hosting company to ensure that their product performs as advertised.