myalom - 5:26 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)
We are considering a purchase of a new web server for our web site .
The platforms are IIS running on windows 2003 operating system with virus scan. At present we have only one T1 line for all services - Web server, Mail server and users browsing (About 200 users).
The current web server is a Dell PE 2550 933 MHz with 512 mb of RAM purchase at the end of 2001.
The web site is an asp based and soon an aspx based application storing its content on an SQL server running on a separate server. The servers are connected on 1 gb bit switch.
The current traffic is about 30000 HTTP requests per day with spikes of 50000.
Looking at one month statistics it shows about 7000 bytes average sent per request and about 400 bytes received.
We do want to believe that traffic will continue to grow in the next few years, but it is hard to tell how much.
First - What will give us better performance - CPU power or Memory?
What would be your recommendations as far as Memory and CPU power needed?
What additional "power" would be recommended if we would like to add moderate (up to 100 requests per day) for short 10-15 minutes audio clips streaming and up to 100 requests per day for short video clips of a few minutes each? I believe that in these cases the bottle neck is going to be the connection to Internet right?
Thanks for your help