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Is this hardware good enough?
New Host, Old Hardware.

 2:32 am on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hey guys,

I just ordered a dedicated server (Budget #2: Pentium 4 1.7GHz; 512MB RAM; 20GB HDD; 100GB Bandwidth; 2 IPs; Control Panel). I almost ordered #1, but for $5 more Budget #2 is a way better deal. I will also be ordering a control panel from InterWorx (to be installed by me, or by GS for $15), because it is better (IMO) and cheaper than cPanel. It features a server, reseller, and website interface. The website interface is for the end-user, and reseller is for people who get a deal with me to resell space. The server interface is for me only, and allows for restarts and the like.

I just want to know if the specs above are good for a new host? Obviously if it gets slow or anything I would slap in more RAM and even change to another box. But right now I personally think this is good enough since I have 0 users. What do you think; any suggestions?


[edited by: rogerd at 6:09 am (utc) on Nov. 19, 2006]
[edit reason] No specifics or URLs, please. [/edit]



 7:02 am on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

In reply to the edit- they were links to the control panel and server provider. Just so you guys don't think I was spamming my site.. :)

Matt Probert

 8:53 am on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just want to know if the specs above are good for a new host?

Depends on what you are going to do with it!

We run a very script intensive site on an even lower spec Raq4, and it still copes.

So much depends upon the physical conection to the backbone, no point in having a super-fast computer just to feed web pages down a slow pipe!



 3:09 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Depending on the site you have and the number of users, this server will be sufficient in many cases.

These are specs from a used server that has been servicing someone else for a few years. If this was my server, I would ask the hosting company to replace the 20GB disk with a new one. Disks have a limited lifetime, and you never know how disk intensive the site of the previous user was. Better safe than sorry and pay a few extra dollars a month for a new (and larger) disk in the box.


 5:38 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

That RAM is awfully low. Hope you're not running a database on it.


 10:15 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Wait.. how much RAM do you need for a mySQL DB?


 1:47 am on Nov 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ok, I upgraded the box to now have 1GB of RAM.. is that ok?


 11:11 am on Nov 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

Enough for what?

What is your intention?
For web stuff, you have Good Enough.


 1:14 am on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

My host is doing well with this machine. The gig of RAM is doing perfectly. =)

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