web server suggestions?

web server suggestions?

Post by Steve Wolf » Wed, 16 Jul 2003 08:15:45


> I am researching buying some new servers for my company's website,

Most of the decision may be out of your control. If your shop is the
type that believes that having a 24/365 support contract from a big name
is a necessity, then you're stuck with whatever Dell or Compaq sees fit to
sell you. If, however, you have more flexibility, there's a wide variety
from which to choose.

You haven't mentioned whether space is an issue, which will play a
large factor in the cost. I'll assume that you (a) have a rack to put
your machines in, and (b) are somewhat space-conscious, because that
assumption makes my job easier. : )

I've used a number of SuperMicro 6013P-8 systems (
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ),
and have nothing but praise for them. They're a nearly complete system -
you provide the CPU, memory, and hard drives (floppy and CDROM come with
it), and are top performers. I pitted them against E7501-based
motherboards from other vendors, and they were at the top of the pack in
performance - and they've also been rock-solid. They're in 1U chassis, so
you save lots of space in the rack (2U and 4U versions are also
available), and the hot-swappable drive bays make that part of the setup a
snap. They've also got dual gigE ports, as well.

If you're handling your front-end load with 4x550 MHz machines right
now, one or two of these with sets of some (relatively) inexpensive 2.4-
or 2.66-GHz processers would likely do you just fine on the front end. I
also have a very strong hunch that one of them would run circles around
the e450 for DB work, as well. : )

Of course, there are lots of questions and options: Do you really need
1U chassis? Do you need more than three disks in each machine? Do you
want IDE instead of SCSI disks?

steve
 
 
 

web server suggestions?

Post by Lars Grob » Wed, 16 Jul 2003 08:44:01

Hi!


Why not a Sun again? I have some small ones here with Linux, and I really
like them - they come with everything you need, including management
functionality.

CU Lars.