Some questions about installing a web server.

Vivian Liu liuweinan85 at
Thu Mar 6 12:45:05 UTC 2008

Thanks a lot again.

There are running some application has been built using PHP in this web  
Also need a small mail system and mysql for a game server that running on  
a win2003 machine.
Maybe I need to upgrade the memory to 8G.


On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 18:07:05 +0800, Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:

> 刘伟南 wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I'm a freshman man here. Please do not mind my silly questions.
>> I am ready to install a web server, the main hardwares are as follows:
>> CPU 4-core xeon 5410 * 2
>> MEM kingston 2G EEC FBD667 * 2
>> HD ST146G SAS 15K * 1
>> I have several questions.
>> Which platform should I chooses? amd64 or i386?
> Unless you need software that doesn't work on i386, you should install
> amd64.
>> Is 4G memory enough for 2000 people online?
> This is very much dependent on what will the server actually do. For a
> simple web (PHP?) application, yes. For a very complex web application,
> no. You probably also need a database there, and that will complicate
> things.
>> If you have others suggestions please tell me.
>> Thanks in advance.
> I suppose the disk drive specification is a placeholder - you'll
> probably need many more drives in real deployment.

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