srynznfyra - 3:40 am on Jul 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hi, I've been building a website and it's live at the moment ([sixteennet.homelinux.org ]), but I'm doubtful about the hardware it's running on. First of all, the details:
Debian Linux 5 (Lenny) with Apache2/PHP5
AMD Athlon LE-1600 2.2GHz CPU (scales to 1GHz at idle)
2GB DDR2 non-ECC memory
500GB SATAII HDD
cheap Gigabyte motherboard, micro ATX
VERY cheap PSU, could crap out any moment really, extremely loud, I keep telling the owner of the server (my dad) to get a proper PSU but he won't do it until it fails (I also keep telling him that if it does fail it'll kill everything else in the box :/ ).
MicroATX case with NO fans, all air flow around the case is provided by the PSU fan.
Now looking at this you would think that the temps are very bad, well really they're very good, CPU's never above 35C, nothing's above 42C, ever.
Anyway, so what I'm wondering is that if by some stroke of luck my site suddenly gets loads of hits (atm it doesn't really get any TBH, apart from my friends, even though it comes up on google if you search sixteennet), would the single core athlon be able to handle both the web server (apache) AND the mysql database (wordpress uses it) that the server also runs?
And yeah you don't need to tell me to get a better PSU :/