Web server requirements
doug at fledge.watson.org
Sun Aug 20 16:48:47 UTC 2006
I did not see the answer to the dynamic content question. I ran 400-500 web
sites on a 300 MHz processor until it died. My problems were memory, disk space
and bandwidth. If you are going to use perl or modperl for dynamic content, any
processor you can buy today will probably be fast enough.
If did not see RAID mentioned in the thread, but I would recommend that. If you
have a budget, I would spend it on memory, 1GB (more?) and the rest on disks and
an ata raid controller.
On Sat, 19 Aug 2006, Derek Ragona wrote:
> It sounds like you have this older hardware to use, so you can try it and
> see. It will likely be a bit under powered for the streaming, and may chug
> under the maximum users. With hardware prices at an all time low, you might
> want to consider something faster with more capacity, but you can always move
> to that later.
> At 01:55 PM 8/19/2006, Dearment, Alaric J wrote:
>> I'm the on-line editor of expo, Ball State University's student-run
>> magazine. We're reviving our Web site, and I've been thinking seriously
>> about running it off a FreeBSD-based server. However, I'm not sure what
>> kinds of system requirements I'll have.
>> The school has roughly 20,000 students and the magazine comes out once a
>> semester. If I were to guess, I'd say we'll be having 100 people on the
>> server at once on busy days, most of whom will be on campus. In addition to
>> articles, the server will probably offer a 10- to 15-minute video and/or
>> podcast to go with the cover story. Also, the server will also be used as a
>> mail server and file server, though file services will likely only be
>> needed for a couple of days each semester and E-mail accounts will only be
>> for staff to do things such as receive feedback on articles and so forth.
>> What sorts of requirements would such a server need as far as processor,
>> RAM and HD are concerned, assuming it would be running on FreeBSD? Would a
>> machine with 512M of RAM, a 140G HD and 1.2GHz processor work?
>> Thank you,
>> Alaric DeArment
>> Ball State University
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