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What is the best webserver hardware configuration?

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November 13, 2010 5:30:49 PM

What is the best webserver hardware configuration? Here are my specs for this build:

CPU: i5 750
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL7
GPU: none
HDD: (Do I need to use SSD or just ordinary hard drive? )

GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2[/b
Model Chipset FSB Memory Graphics
GA-H55M-S2 Intel® H55 2.5 GT/s DDR3 2200 X 2 [DUAL] Integrated in CPU


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this month
BUDGET RANGE: BANG FOR THE BUCK hardware configuration for Squid: Optimising Web Delivery

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the net only

PARTS REQUIRED: Processor, Motherboard, RAM and hard drive.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Philippines

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Durable parts for heavy use like 24/7.

Here are the sites about web server:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_best_webserver_hardware_con...

Squid:
http://www.squid-cache.org/
November 16, 2010 6:16:38 PM

I would up your ram to 8 gig and just get a fast terabyte drive.. nongreen edition.. the green editions have speed issues.
8 gigs of ram and caching the most important portions of the site will do the job pretty well. It all comes down to budget.. if you have the cash to splurge and get an ssd or multiples to put into a raid then by all means go for it!
November 18, 2010 10:35:37 PM

Some more details about what the site will be serving up might help. Are you going to be doing SSL connections? There are so many factors to consider.
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