Small Redundant web/mail setup

Zbigniew Szalbot zbyszek at
Thu Oct 19 07:06:28 UTC 2006


On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> The really big ISP's use proprietary commercial clustering solutions
> that make multiple systems appear as one single system.  We are talking
> hundreds of thousands to millions of users.  We are not talking 5000
> users or fewer.
> You can easily serve 5K users on a single server.  You just need to
> get good hardware.  In other words, costs start at $5000 and go up.

Ian - not sure if it is appropriate to ask but because one day I will need 
to think about a server with solid hardware, what would you advise me to 
look at? I mean look company-wise? Or simply select from a list of a 
server-type machines that costs more than 5K?


Zbigniew Szalbot

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