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I've got a site thats going to be receiving a LOT of traffic (approx 4-6000 users at any time), anyway i was checking out the details on getting our own web servers to cover it.
The traffic is from all over the globe as its employees of our client, so we were curious about Xserve options.
What spec would we need to control this amount of users and what kinda set uo would we need? Im just looking for general outline cause obviously i wouldnt touch it but i need to start getting my finger on costs.
Or would we be better off with Easyspace EasyVServers? They dont exactly tempt me but their costs do... would they hold the traffic?
09-26-2003, 01:11 AM
I don't know how many experianced answers you will get to this question. Most of us here could write you a book about what workstation you should get ;) but not that many of us are really experianced with dedicated web servers.
The best I can do is point you to a general guideline article over on ZDnet.
These guys are all about IT, and have a focus on business, so their reviews should focus on that...Only thing is that ZDnet is pretty PC-oriented. But, it should help get you started.
Here's the link to that article:
And here is a comparison you can run for dedicated server web hosting services:
09-26-2003, 02:19 AM
Cuse, Unless you have to access the server and make changes constantly, it will cheap and lot less hassles to get a dedicated server of hosting companies like easyspace, than to have your own one.
cool, thanks for the replies... ill go with the easyspace one for now but will check out in depth about getting our own and obviously post back results!
09-26-2003, 03:03 PM
Germany rocks in dedicated servers...
starting at EUR 9.99
Quality servers from EUR 49.00
I 've got one and I can't complain. Remeber, a little linux knowledge wouldn't be bad.
Hey thanks... well i wouldnt be touching it, the guy who would maintain it is Mr red hat so it up to him as well.
Second link is a 404
If all else fails, go to RackShack.com or RackSpace.com. Its easier to have the server maintained elsewhere. Or else you end up like me, supporting the inhouse servers 24-7.. :)
And an Xserver isn't one of the best solutions. You could build a nice dual AthlonMP 1.2 and raided drives for half the cost. But since you have a high traffic site, a colo/managed solution is better.
09-27-2003, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by cuse
Second link is a 404
try this www.1und1.com
09-27-2003, 10:46 PM
Xserve is really sweet mainly because of the administration tools with OSX Server. It makes life so easy. If your admin is out for the weekend you don't have to be a guru to change anything. Also your admin will be happy because he can just skip all the gui stuff and just telnet into the box and use all the same tools anyone would use in the linux/unix world. The software is what makes the Xserve a good buy.
01-16-2006, 01:00 AM
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