Web server requirements

Derek Ragona derek at computinginnovations.com
Sat Aug 19 19:27:38 UTC 2006

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 
>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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