[thelist] Hardware list or reviews of web servers?

Daniel J. Cody djc at members.evolt.org
Wed Jan 2 17:00:51 CST 2002

Hey Chris -

The most cost effective solution these days for webservers is dual 
athlon servers. for about half the cost of a dual p4, a dual athlon will 
provide about 15-25% better performance. You could build your own 
machine with components for around 1500 or you could buy it from a 
reseller like www.pengiuncomputing.com who i've had real good luck with 
over the years.

If you can provide more details on what kind of traffic you're getting, 
I can provide more details on what you should be looking for, but that 
should get you thinking :)


Chris George wrote:

> Hi all!
> I hope everyone had a great holiday season.
> To usher in the new year, it has come to our attention that our Web Site has
> finally outgrew our Web server.
> So now we need to make some decisions.  Right now it¹s running on a dual
> P2-300 with a Gig of ram, Raid 4 (I think) HD¹s, Redhat/Apache and we
> connect to a SQL database on the same line.
> Does anyone have any recommendations on where we can go for decent server
> reviews (of out of the box servers), or best configurations if we want to
> roll our own?   Or even what they prefer ­ hand rolled or whatever.  What
> we¹re really looking for here is the most cost effective solution ­ but by
> that I mean the most bang for the buck ­ we have the infrastructure to not
> bother paying for extra luxuries/niceties/conveniences.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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