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  • Which Server Hardware Configuration?

    Our 1-year server contract is finished next month, and I'm looking at new hardware configurations. The largest part of our site is the forum, which has 650k+ posts, 28k members, and currently receives about 1.7m pageviews per month. Traffic is up 70% over last year, so I'm trying to keep us ahead of the curve.

    I've listed our current setup and potential setup below. The potential setup saves us about $60 a month over our current setup, but I want to make sure it's not a downgrade in power. It would be great if you guys could help me figure it out.

    Current Setup:
    (2x) Intel Xeon Quad-Core L.V. 5310 1.6GHz 8mb Cache
    6 GB DDR2 Ram
    (2x) 250 GB Western Digital SATA (7200 RPM) Raid 1

    Potential Setup:
    Intel Core2Quad Yorkfield 2.83GHz w/ 12Mb L2 Cache
    8 GB DDR2 RAM
    (2x) 500 GB Seagate SATA Drive (7200 RPM) Raid 1

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    Don't get in another contract if you can, and try to stick to monthly. The potential setup should be just as good, even if you have less cores they are more powerful and have more cache.


    • #3
      I would ask for different drvies, maybe western digital.

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